The Breath

a film by Uli M. Schueppel

The Breath

Germany | 2019 | 95:00 min

Original Title:
DER ATEM

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Documentary
Synopsis
The night has its own songs. These are songs about love and hardship, about hope and bitterness, about fulfilment and disappointment; experiences caught between day and dream. Unforgotten moments of pausing, of taking a breath, of infinity solidified into a moment.
In Der Atem (The Breath) Uli M Schueppel collects existential experiences of Berlin at night. People in the darkness of the city tell their personal stories of holding their breath. Theirs are stories of worries, pain, fear and happiness. The breath of these individuals appears to merge; their portrait fragments come together to form a composition, a symphony of life that leaves room for one’s own thoughts, associations and visions. (69 Berlinale)
Festivals/Awards
69 Berlinale PANORAMA
36 Kasseler Dokfest
Cast and Crew
  • Director Uli M. Schueppel
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