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Films & Schedules - BREATHING


Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
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DIRECTOR: Karl Markovics - AUSTRIA

Nineteen-year-old Roman Kogler lives in a grim juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Vienna for having accidentally killed a minor. After a series of disastrous job tryouts, his compassionate parole officer finds him a place driving a truck for the city morgue, working on the team that collects cadavers—a job that gives Roman a sense of purpose for the first time in his life. After a surprising turn of events on the job, Roman is compelled to seek out the birth mother who abandoned him as a child. Perhaps the years of holding his breath for life to start will be over. Markovics’ (star of the Oscar-winning Counterfeiters) film is this year’s Austrian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and was the winner of the Best European Film, Directors’ Fortnight, at the Cannes Film Festival. (90 mins.)

First Feature.

Sponsored by the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.


Interests: New Directors, Oscar Submissions.

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