• Adem / Oxygen
  • Adem / Oxygen
  • Adem / Oxygen
  • Adem / Oxygen

Adem / Oxygen

by Hans Van Nuffel International Feature Film / Competition

Like his brother Lucas, Tom suffers from cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affects the entire body. A large portion of his time is spent in hospital where Xavier, an older cystic fibrosis patient, takes him under his wing. Love also gives Tom strength – her name is Eline and she is in quarantine, but not even a glass wall can keep them from having their first kiss. Tom’s entire world collapses when Lucas dies during a lung transplant. Instead of using his time meaningfully, he falls under the influence of dubious friends and even breaks off his relationship with Eline. It is only years later, when confronted with his own mortality, that he remembers Lucas’ advice: take responsibility for your own life.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Belgium, Netherlands, 2010
  • Runtime: 96 Min
  • Languages: Swiss German, Flemish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Hans Van Nuffel
  • Cast: Stef Aerts, Wouter Hendrickx, Marie Vinck, Anemone Valcke, Maarten Mertens, Rik Verheye
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  • Screenplay: Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Hans Van Nuffel
  • Cinematography: Ruben Impens
  • Editor: Alain Dessauvage
  • Sound: Dirk Bombey
  • Music: Spinvis
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  • Producers: Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo
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  • Production Companies: A Private View, Lemming Film
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