Roman is serving time in a juvenile detention center. After half of his term, Roman is released on probation and, after many failed attempts, he finds a job at the morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name, and he begins to wonder about his past.
Austrian cinema has given birth to some of the most accomplished dramas of existential self-discovery in recent years. Shortly after Revanche, there was Breathing: a sympathetic and deeply felt portrait of a juvenile relocating his place in an imperfect society. A thoughtful, compelling movie.
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