A Breath of Air / Dih (1983)

3100m / fiction feature, Feature Film

The infant mortality rate in the maternity ward of a hospital increases sucpiciously - 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?

Cast

Ivo Ban
Faruk Begolli
Leopold Polde Bibič
Demeter Bitenc
Berta Bojetu
Silvo Božič
Damjana Černe
Renata Filač
Mateja Teja Glažar
Ranko Gučevac
Angelca Hlebce
Zvone Hribar
Stane Jamnikar
Lidija Jenko
Gojmir Lešnjak
Franc Markovčič
Branko Miklavc
Desa Muck
Andrej Nahtigal
Nina Nemanič
Marko Okorn
Ela Okršlar
Tine Oman
Metod Pevec
Draga Potočnjak
Lojze Rozman
Božo Šprajc
Branko Brane Šturbej
Zlatko Šugman
Alja Tkačev
Janez Vajevec
Aleš Valič
Teja Vetrovec
Jože Vunšek
Vojko Zidar
Metoda Zorčič
Milena Zupančič

Film crew

Director: Božo Šprajc
Screenwriter: Željko Kozinc
Screenplay Consultant: Marko Slodnjak, Božo Šprajc
Story editor: Marko Slodnjak
D.O.P.: Valentin Tine Perko
Music author: Jani Golob
Production designer: Janez Kovič
Costume Designer: Irena Felicijan
Editor: Damir German
Makeup Artist: Berta Meglič
Assistant director: Nataša Grom, Peter Zobec
Cameraman: Valentin Tine Perko
Sound recordist: Matjaž Janežič
Production Manager: Pavle Kogoj

Organizations

Production Company: Filmski studio Viba film Ljubljana
Distribution: Filmski studio Viba film Ljubljana

Technical data

Film format: 35mm
Aspect ratio: /
Colours: color
Sound: unknown