This is Karl Markovics' directorial debut. A guy that's probably most known from his acting in "The Counterfeiters". His film is good and worth a watch, but it's not some mindblowing stuff. It's getting better and better towards the end though. That's a good thing.
7 out of 10 squirting beers.
The story presents a gloomy portrait of a wintry Austria but never ceases to hold the attention - gradually the surliness of Roman Kogler lifts to reveal a thoughtfulness not seen at the beginning. Introspective for sure but a fascinatting movie that provides an insight into the modern youth penal system.
‚Atmen‚? isn‚(TM)t horribly dramatic, but it‚(TM)s subtly and chillingly emotional. Roman‚(TM)s story carries poignant social observations as well as operates as a dynamic character study. The point of view is Roman‚(TM)s, he is always identifiable. We feel his indifference, his fear and sense of being abandoned. How do you start building a life as an adult when you never had one as a child? Why should you try, if the community around you sees you as a danger at worst, an inconvenience at best?