Oxygen (2010)

Oxygen
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords family, illness, siblings
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rik Verheys Actor Jimmy 1 1000001
Anemone Valcke Actor Eline 1 1000002
Marie Vinck Actor Anneleen 1 1000003
Wouter Henrickx Actor Xavier 1 1000004
Stef Aerts Actor Tom 1 1000005
Hans Van Nuffel Director n/a 2 2000001
Dries Phlypo Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem Producer n/a 3 3000002
Joost de Vries Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Leontine Petit Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Marleen Slot Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Hans Van Nuffel Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Ruben Impens Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Alain Dessauvage Editor n/a 172 7000001
Synopsis
Tom and his brother Lucas both suffer from cystic fybrosis, a genetic disease that slowly destroys their lungs. Tom struggles to cope with his short life expectancy and hangs around with a gang of hoodlums. In the hospital, he meets Xavier, a young man with the same illness but who has a real lust for life. Tom finds himself inspired by Xavier's energy and optimism. He roams the hospital grounds and falls for the charms of Eline, who has been quarantined for months due to an infection. The two are not allowed to touch and can only talk on the phone, yet a romance begins to blossom. When Tom's brother Lucas dies during a lung transplant, Tom falls apart. He seeks refuge with his old gang, avoids Xavier and breaks up with Eline. But one day he crosses paths with Xavier again and re-embraces his taste for life.