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Breathing Under Water

Breathing Under Water

Release Date: February 19, 2000

Year    :   2000
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Zed Filmes, RTP, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen 'Konrad Wolf', Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Director    :   António Ferreira
Producers    :   Holger Lochau, António Ferreira, António Ferreira, Dörte Schneider, Dörte Schneider, Dörte Schneider, Luís Avelar, Gerald Maas, Zabrrea Köstermann
Writers    :   António Ferreira
RunTime    :   45 mins.

What stops two people from being together? A third one. What stops one person from fighting for another? Nothing. Pedro lives in the suburbs, where he works with his father in a garage. Everyday he takes the bus downtown where he goes to school and meets his friends. It's summertime and they all go down to the river where they spend their free time or even their school time. Among joints, motorbike riding and swimming, everything seems to go well with this group of friends, until the moment when Pedro and his best friend find out that both of them like the same girl. Pedro finds himself inside a downward spiral, where everything around him seems to fall apart. Like a magnet attracts the iron, Pedro seems to attract problems, from the school until his relationship with his parents. This is the story of Pedro, who by having his head being pushed down so much learned how to breathe under water.




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