Filmfest 2011

BREATHING Roman Kogler, 18 years old, 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 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. "Realism is the absolute basis, the material represents eighty percent, but I don’t want realism exclusively. Stories of simple people is what I want, they represent the source of my material. That’s the environment I come from, where I feel comfortable, and I think that it’s underrepresented in a certain way. .. I think that simple people are underrepresented when the goal is bringing them into film." Karl Marcovics

tags: Feature film

Cast: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Stefan Matousch, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann


Director: Karl Markovics