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A Breath of Air

  • Fiction Film
  • 113’
fantasy, scientific
  • 1983
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia)

The infant mortality rate in the maternity ward of a hospital increases suspiciously - allegedly due to an unknown pulmonary disease. When Doctor Barbara decides to inform the public of this tragic phenomenon, a number of the doctors, including the hospital management, try to prevent her. At the same time, the atmosphere in general becomes strained - to the extent that the authorities prohibit the

The infant mortality rate in the maternity ward of a hospital increases suspiciously - allegedly due to an unknown pulmonary disease. When Doctor Barbara decides to inform the public of this tragic phenomenon, a number of the doctors, including the hospital management, try to prevent her. At the same time, the atmosphere in general becomes strained - to the extent that the authorities prohibit the publication of a students' magazine containing a controversial article on the occurrences in the hospital. Barbara continues with her investigation, while the hospital attempts to solve the mystery with the help of a new computer programme. Will Barbara succeed in her efforts and will modern technology help expose what seems to be a plot and calm the state of emergency that has developed?

Director Božo Šprajc
Cast Ivo Ban, Faruk Begolli, Polde Bibič
Awards 1 award
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Debutant of the Year
best performance
1983
Premiere
1983
Premiere
05.07.1983, Yugoslavia
Alternative title
A Breath of Air (english)
Genres
fantasy, scientific
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Duration and length
113 minutes / 3100 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm

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