“I could ask you to dance and you could say I don’t feel like dancing. Then I could say maybe some other time, or, I could just not ask?” ‘Breathe’ is based on the true story of Robin (Andy Garfield), a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man, who after being given only three months to live after being paralyzed from the neck down by polio at age 28, becomes a pioneering advocate for the disabled.
“I can’t move what’s going on?”He and his devoted wife, Diana, travel the world with the hopes of transforming the lives of others like him. “I love you and I want Jonathan to know you.” ‘You can’t love this.” “Yes, I can. There must be something I can do?” “Get me out of here.”
“Robin’s going to leave the hospital.” “No one with your husband’s disability exists outside the hospital.” “Has anyone ever tried?” “I got an idea, a wheel chair that does my breathing for me. Why do you keep your disabled people in prison?”
“When I first became paralyzed I wanted to die. My wife told me I had to live to see our son grow up.” “Your life is my life.” “I don’t want to just survive. I want to truly live.” Her Love Gave Him Strength To Live Again.
Robin Cavendish was one of the longest-living “responauts,” those who are permanently dependent on a mechanical ventilator to keep breathing, after he was stricken with polio at the age of 28. The biographical film about the life of Robin Cavendish, is directed by Andy Serkis in his directorial debut, and written by William Nicholson.
Co-starring Claire Foy, Diana Rigg, Hugh Bonneville, and Dean-Charles Chapman ‘Breathe’ is now in limited release.
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