Undeniably one of this year’s stand-out releases, Karl Markovics’ superb Austrian drama Breathing (Atmen, 2011) is released on DVD and Blu-ray this Monday (10 September) courtesy of UK distributor Verve Pictures. To celebrate this release, we’ve kindly been given THREE Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our European cinema-obsessed fans. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Abandoned by his mother as a young child and raised in an orphanage, 19-year-old Roman Kogler (Thomas Schubert) is serving time in a juvenile detention centre having accidentally killed a boy of his own age in a brawl. A solitary boy with an uncommunicative attitude, Roman has no friends, family or connections to turn to in the outside world.

When threatened with a life behind bars unless he finds a job and sticks to it, Roman eventually finds a probation job shifting dead bodies at the municipal morgue in Vienna. The work is physically and emotionally draining and his co-workers are not exactly welcoming. But when Roman is one day faced with a dead woman who bears his family name, it occurs to him that this may be the mother who gave him up for adoption and he begins to explore his past.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Blu-ray copies of Karl Markovics’ directorial debut Breathing, just answer the following simple question:

Karl Markovics is perhaps best-known as an actor for his starring role in which film by fellow Austrian Stefan Ruzowitzky?

a) Anatomy
b) The Counterfeiters
c) Deadfall

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Breathing’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: facebook.com/CineVueUK and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Breathing is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 10 September, 2012, courtesy of Verve Pictures.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 13 September, 2012.

Daniel Green


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