Breath

Breath

DVD - 2018
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Based on Tim Winton's award-winning novel of the same name, Simon Baker's feature film directorial debut BREATH follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. Hungry for discovery, the pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker), a mysterious older surfer and adventurer, who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.
Publisher: Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment, Australia : [2018]
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Branch Call Number: DVD BREA
Characteristics: 1 DVD (111 minutes)

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LoganLib_Phoebe Oct 08, 2018

A brilliant adaptation of Tim Winton's novel of the same name. Pikelet and Loonie learn to surf along the wild Western Australian coast after encountering the enigmatic Sando.


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Melidag
Feb 24, 2019

Slow-paced but beautiful in a profound way. The cinematography was amazing and the storyline was poignant.

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Ephriam
Feb 07, 2019

Slow pace movie about growing up in a small Australian community. If it was not for the surfing scenery the movie to me would be a flop. Would rather watch the Outsiders (1983) about coming of age movies.

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Dundas10
Feb 03, 2019

One of my favourite writers… Tim Winton. Slowly paced, beautiful movie. Winton is at his best describing the small moments that truly make our lives.

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fiberartus
Jan 10, 2019

Did NOT take my Breath away..... As a matter of fact, we eventually fast forwarded it to get it over with....thinking that just maybe at some point it would have decent scenery of western Australia. In general we like movies set there.
The surfing was not even noteworthy or up to the standards of films set in southern California and Hawaii during the 1970;s and 80's.
I can't even rate it as there is no minus scale.

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dsw3914
Dec 17, 2018

We checked this one out mainly because we saw nothing else we were interested in and fully knowing it was an indie/film festival kind of thing. As it turned out, it was exactly what I think those kind will be like. By that, I mean that at the end we kind of went, "Huh?". I have no idea what it was about. Surfing? Growing up? Decisions? Not sure really. It does have some really nice ocean scenery and surfing moments. If there is a Breath 2, I most likely will not watch it.

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B00ks2go
Dec 03, 2018

Exactly what preteens want to watch--and completely inappropriate for teens at all. The kind of movie wherein someone re-imagines his youth as much more thrilling than it was with his sex fantasies becoming reality. Lots of cussing, sex with older married woman (we call that child sexual abuse in the US), and several scenes of smoking pot. Cinematography was awesome, though.

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hazystar
Oct 31, 2018

This movie was worth watching for the breathtaking cinematography alone. Viewing the beautiful scenery of the South coast of Western Australia along the way was an added bonus too. Accolades to Marden Dean, the cinematographer for Breath & Rick Rifici who was brought in to capture the incredible surfing scenes. However, parts of the story line did not sit comfortably with me, leading me to give movie a lower rating than I would have given it otherwise.

LoganLib_Phoebe Oct 08, 2018

A brilliant adaptation of Tim Winton's novel of the same name. Pikelet and Loonie learn to surf along the wild Western Australian coast after encountering the enigmatic Sando.

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B00ks2go
Dec 03, 2018

B00ks2go thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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