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Breathe Programme 2019

by Andy Serkis Gala Premieres

It is love at first sight for fun-loving Robin Cavendish meeting the smart blonde Diana in 1950s England. Things appear to be going perfectly, until one day Robin is diagnosed with polio. Paralysed from the neck down, doctors give him just months to live. Against all medical advice and the fact that no polio patient has ever survived outside a hospital environment, Diana takes her husband home. Together they begin a battle, not only against the illness and its resulting constraints it causes, but also against the prejudices they experience. The pair set off on a journey with such dedication and zest for life that it is not only on their own lives that they begin to have an influence… Andy Serkis’ classically staged directing debut is based on the true story of the Brit Robin Cavendish.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, 2017
  • Runtime: 117 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Andy Serkis
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville
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  • Screenplay: William Nicholson
  • Cinematography: Robert Richardson
  • Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo
  • Sound: Becki Ponting
  • Music: Nitin Sawhney
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  • Producers: Jonathan Cavendish, Andy Serkis
  • Co-Producer: Jane Robertson
  • Executive Producers: Claudia Bluemhuber, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Ian Hutchinson, Phil Robertson, James Spring
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  • Production Company: Imaginarium Studios
  • World Sales: Embankment Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Elite Film AG
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