Unter Wasser atmen - Das zweite Leben des Dr. Nils Jent

Synopsis: The documentary 'Breathing Underwater' tells the inspiring story of Dr. Nils Jent. At the age of eighteen, he had a devastating motorcycle accident. No heartbeat for eight minutes and two months in a coma left him blind and with heavy disabilities. But thanks to his unbreakable will and the unconditional support and love of his parents, he has slowly recovered his independency. After years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, he managed not only to graduate from high school and university but also to gain a PhD in business administration. Today, Nils lives in St.Gallen where he teaches and explores, how people with disabilities can be integrated in organizations in an economically beneficial way. But despite his professional success life is still a struggle. Being blind and hardly able to move and speak is not that easy after all.
Genre: Documentary
  1 win & 1 nomination.
90 min

Ever welded before?

- Yes.

Yes? What kind?

Autogenous, electric arc?



- Yes.

Come here.

Weld this together.


Fasten your seat belt please.

Fasten your seat belt I said.

Look through the job

offers this weekend.

I want to hear from you on Monday!



Kogler back from furlough.

Open your mouth.

Bend over.


Get dressed.

Hey, you can't take a shower now!

I forgot my glasses.

- Dimwit.


Werder Bremen's pretty weak this year.

- Yes.

Good night.

Kulovits, that's enough.

You have to get up early.

Good night.


Boys, come on!

Move it!

The metalworking job didn't work out?

You don't want to leave?

Or what?

Are you scared?

Light on or off'?


- Good night.

Time to get out.

Hey Kogler, let's go!

What is this?

Job offer.

Are you serious?



- Kogler ready.

Be back at the detention

center by 6 p.m.

Kogler, don't forget your timesheet.

Morning. Ticket please.


- Kogler.

I see.

If we say your shift

starts at 7, that means

you come in early enough

to be able to start your shift at 7.

You should be used to getting up early.

Come on.

Shoe size?

9 1/2.

See if this fits.



Don't you have a watch?

Come on, come on, come on!

Do you have a CDL?

A what?

- A commercial driver's license?

No license at all.

You're kidding me.

What did the personnel office say?

I don't know, nothing.


I'm not the welfare office.

But you are 18?

- Yes.

At least you know that.

You have the 2 rental coffins?

- Yes.

And the wreaths for the cemetery?

5 of them.

- Good.

And Gunther, there's a can of ashes too.

Wikal? What's his name?

Wiskal Otto 5/3/1948.

What are you waiting for'?

Get in!

Other side.

I need 2 more for the 10 o'clock shift.

The weekend or the whole week?

- Whole week.

Who with?

If I say I need 2, it's any 2.

Who do you want'?

I don't care, just not the tall guy.

I can't write "don't

care" in the roster.

What about you, Rudi?

Yes, whatever.

Good boy.

The right corpse in the right case

at the right time and the right place.

And be on time tomorrow.

I wish I had your life.

- Be my guest.

Stand there, he won't bite.

It's not your first corpse, is it?

I told you, Gunther. You owe me a beer.

Ockermuller Bertram, check.

4/21/2000, check. 11/16, check.

Wait, he's a Christian.


I don't believe this.

What, it won't go in?

- No.

Let me try.

Get rid of the cart.


Where it was!

- To the left around the corner.

You're one of the real

tough ones, right?

We'll see how long your

trial month lasts.

Well, how was it?

OK I guess.

Your coworkers too'?

What do you have to do?


Do you do things right from the start...

I just have to watch for now.

Otherwise everything's OK?

Your hearing is scheduled for the 17th.

With Steidler as presiding judge again.

If you have any problems

with your job, say so

and we'll find something else.

You can't afford to blow this job too.


It's your parole at stake, not mine.

The a**hole will turn me down again.

Then this time look at him

when he talks to you,

and answer his questions.

Why do you think they call it a hearing?

You can't not give a

sh*t your whole life

and then wonder why it sucks.

Hey, wait.

Roman, wait!

What are you doing?

Roman, get back in here right now!

Can you lend me 1 euro?

You've got a lot of nerve.

You should have thought of that before.

No, work it out with him.

I'm not your babysitter.

Yes, and your police

registration papers.

The district office.

No, where you live.

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