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Sink or Swim (2018)

Le grand bain (original title)
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A depressed man joins a synchronized swimming team made up of middle aged men.

Director:

Gilles Lellouche

Writers:

Ahmed Hamidi (screenplay), Julien Lambroschini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Amalric ... Bertrand
Guillaume Canet ... Laurent
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Marcus
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Simon
Virginie Efira ... Delphine
Leïla Bekhti ... Amanda
Marina Foïs ... Claire
Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine ... Thierry
Félix Moati Félix Moati ... John
Alban Ivanov Alban Ivanov ... Basile
Balasingham Thamilchelvan Balasingham Thamilchelvan ... Avanish
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Thibault
Mélanie Doutey ... Clem
Noée Abita Noée Abita ... Lola
Claire Nadeau Claire Nadeau ... La mère de Laurent
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Storyline

It is in the corridors of their municipal swimming pool that Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, Laurent, Thierry and the others train under the relative authority of Delphine, former glory of the basins. Together, they feel free and helpful. They will put all their energy into a discipline previously owned by women: synchronized swimming. So, yes it's a weird idea, but this challenge will allow them to find meaning in their lives...

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Belgium | France

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Release Date:

24 October 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadando por un sueño See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The shots of the Grand Bath take place over fourteen weeks in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and in Île-de-France. Filming begins on February 8, 2017 in the Paris region, including, in April, some shots are taken at the Raincy pool and the parking Franprix warehouse Chennevières sur Marne, and in late April, the scenes of the film are shot in several communes of the south of the Aisne, namely Grand-Rozoy, Parcy-Tigny and Château-Thierry. Subsequently, the film crew travels to Isère in Grenoble and its agglomeration, whose scenes are filmed at the Leclerc shopping center in Echirolles, at the Champ-sur-Drac gymnasium, at the Grenoble campus and in a high school in Paris. agglomeration of Grenoble. Lans-en-Vercors is part of Iséroises filming communities in March 2017. See more »

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Right after the counting sequence ("1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8"), Amanda's lips in the long shot do not match her yelling. See more »

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poetic comedy
27 June 2019 | by benyooSee all my reviews

Brilliant French comedy. Subtle characters, fantastic settings, the camera is amazing. Very poetic writing. Superb cast. Laughing and crying for two hours. The topic of male synchronized swimming is really secondary, this movie is extraordinary, the script is razorsharp. No wonder it was a huge hit in France. It´s genious. The people who created this piece you would just die for to have as friends.


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