Breathing

Directed by Karl Markovics
Year: 2011
Running Time: 93 minutes
Country: Austria
Language: German

In BREATHING, nineteen-year-old Roman Kogler (newcomer Thomas Schubert) is serving time in a juvenile detention center. He has already served half of his sentence, and could be released on probation, but his chances are poor: he doesn't have a family, and seems incapable of coping with society. After many failed attempts, Roman finds a probation job at the municipal morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name. Even though it soon turns out that she is not his mother, Roman wonders about his past for the first time and starts looking for her.

The acclaimed directorial debut from veteran Austrian actor Karl Markovics (star of the Academy Award-winning The Counterfeiters), BREATHING is an eloquent, affecting portrait of an incarcerated teenager.

Cast
Margit Kogler Karin Lischka
Walter Fakler Gerhard Liebmann
Rudolf Kienast Georg Friedrich
Gerhard Schorn Stefan Matousch
Roman Kogler Thomas Schubert

Crew
Produced by Nikolaus Wisiak and Dieter Pochlatko
Writer Karl Markovics
Directed by Karl Markovics