One Breath (Ein Atem)

One Breath (Ein Atem)
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Drama, Thriller - 2015 - Germany, Greece

ONE BREATH is the story of two women from different backgrounds but with the same desire: happiness. Elena, young, well-educated and with no perspective in her home-country Greece is trying to pursue a better life, away from her family and country. And Tessa, a thirtysomething mother and successful manager in Germany, married, is torn between happiness as an individual and a mother. These two women meet and their encounter changes both their lives forever.

Due to the financial crisis in Greece, Elena decides to move to Frankfurt. She has become pregnant by her Greek boyfriend. In order to abort her child, she needs money which is why she takes a job working as a nanny for Tessa and Jan. Despite a few struggles with 1½ year-old Lotte at first, Elena starts enjoying the time with the little girl and makes friends with Tessa. In a careless moment, she loses Lotte and escapes from her responsibility and her conscience. Out of a powerless feeling, blind with grief and hatred, Tessa follows Elena to Athens. In Greece, she gets pushed to her limits of humanity and sanity. One breath decides on her ability to forgive herself and Elena.

Director: Christian Zübert
Dop: Ngo The Chau
Screenplay: Ipek Zübert, Christian Zübert
Cast: Jördis Triebel, Chara Mata Giannatou, Benjamin Sadler
Music: Julian Maas, Christoph Kaiser
Technical Details: ca. 96 min / 1:1,85 / 7.1 surround
Original Language: German, English, Greek
Subtitle Dubbed: English
Copyright: Wolfgang Ennenbach / Senator
Production Company: Senator Film München GmbH
Producer: Ulf Israel, Costas Labropoulos
Co Producer: Josef Reidinger, Antonio Exacoustos
ARRI Media Services: Grading, Sound, Mastering & Versioning, Digital Distribution, Media Asset Management, Co-Production, International Sales, Webgate
Festivals Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Internationalen Hofer Filmtage 2015 (opening night film), Thessaloniki FF 2015, Stockholm FF 2015, Tallinn Black Night FF 2015, Gijon International Film Festival 2015 (closing night film)