Breathing Under Water (2000)

  |  Drama, Thriller

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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. ... See full summary »




  • Alexandre Pinto and Mário Rodrigues in Breathing Under Water (2000)
  • Joana Costa in Breathing Under Water (2000)
  • Alexandre Pinto in Breathing Under Water (2000)
  • Cleia Almeida and Joel Rodrigues in Breathing Under Water (2000)
  • Alexandre Pinto in Breathing Under Water (2000)
  • Joana Costa in Breathing Under Water (2000)

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29 June 2010 | blacknail
| A wonderful (not so) short movie!
Since there is not even a single review for this, I decided to go on and make my first one for IMDb, since this little movie deserves it. I must say that although I usually don't watch many shorts, this must be my all-time favorite so far. Set in Coimbra, Portugal, it brings me some personal memories – I remember when casting was made at my school back then (1999), the main actress studied there and even two friends of mine got roles as extras. It is also very interesting to see places that I know so well, and see how some of them have changed so much in only 10 years.

But now for the most important: the film. Filmed with a low budget, it has great both acting moments (the two main actors completely steal the show) and landscape shots (the underwater shots, the bottle shot, the city landscape seen from the Açude bridge, etc). Above all, it's a wonderful teen love story, with all the issues it brings. Little dialogue, great cinematography, great soundtrack (mainly by artists from Coimbra). António Ferreira is a name to watch, I already saw "Esquece Tudo O Que Te Disse" and I can't wait for "Embargo".

Thumbs up, highly recommended!


Release Date:

19 February 2000



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Coimbra, Portugal

Box Office


EUR100,000 (estimated)

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