Karl Markovics • 2011 • Austria • Upon leaving juvenile detention, Roman gets a job at the morgue.
Roman Kogler is a nineteen-year-old living in a juvenile detention center outside Vienna. With it the prospect of life outside for the first time in his adult existence, he gets a position at the city morgue.
A poetic, social-realist portrait of a young man coming to terms with his past, Breathing premiered at Cannes, where it won the Label Europa Cinemas Award. Veteran actor Karl Markovics' directorial debut also won six Austrian Film Awards, including Best Film.