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Based on the award-winning, international best-selling novel by Tim Winton, Simon Baker’s directorial debut BREATH follows two teenage boys, Pikelet and Loonie (newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence in breakthrough performances), growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. Hungry for discovery, the pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker), a mysterious older surfer and adventurer who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. Also starring Elizabeth Debicki and Richard Roxburgh, BREATH is an authentic coming-of-age drama set in an idyllic 1970s coastal Australia.

Film By

  • Simon Baker

Run Time

  • 116 Minutes


  • Simon Baker
  • Samson Coulter
  • Ben Spence
  • Elizabeth Debicki

"Simon Baker makes a confident transition behind the camera…there have been plenty of good surfing documentaries, but very few good dramas about the sport – a short list on which BREATH instantly earns a prominent spot"


"Observed with warmth and sensitivity, this is a rewarding coming-of-age drama…"

The Hollywood Reporter

"It’s with a soulful splash in coming-of-age waters that Simon Baker makes his feature directorial debut…"


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