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Breathing Room (1996)

R
90 min | Comedy, Romance

She's Kathy, a comix cartoonist; he's David, teaching English to new immigrants. It's New York City, with 29 shopping days left until Christmas, and they're in love. Or are they? Their romance has been on-again, off-again because David ...See moreShe's Kathy, a comix cartoonist; he's David, teaching English to new immigrants. It's New York City, with 29 shopping days left until Christmas, and they're in love. Or are they? Their romance has been on-again, off-again because David can't bring himself to say, "I love you." He can say it in French, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, but not English. So, when she learns at an inopportune time that he's applied for a job in Ho Chi Minh City, she asks for breathing room until Christmas; the film chronicles the ensuing days of restless indecision. Written by See less
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Sabine Hoffman (as Sabine Hoffmann)
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$500,000
Opening weekend
$7,750
Gross (US & Canada)
$16,299
Gross (World)
$16,299
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Nov 8, 1996 (United States)

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Joanna Chang
Cashier Cashier   See fewer
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Jianzhung Gu
Grocer Grocer   See fewer
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Steve Naidich
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Chris McGinn
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Michael Chenevert
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Vladimir Vladimir   See fewer
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Kathy's Grandmother Kathy's Grandmother   See fewer
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David's Mother David's Mother   See fewer
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4.2 / 10 | 103 votes