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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.

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Gilles Lellouche

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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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

Belgium | France

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French | English | Norwegian | Sinhalese

Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadando por un sueño See more »

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$39,144,758
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

A competing film, Swimming with Men (2018), was released in the summer of 2018 in England. Like Le Grand Bain, this feature film is inspired by the same true story of a Swedish club. 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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Features Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) See more »

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An excellent human study
14 September 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

The best way for me to watch such a film is to consider only the human and touching way of showing the characters. Each of them is interesting in his own way. But for the rest, I hate this film because of its naivete. It looks like an American movie for silly audiences. And seeing men practicing a sport made for women, sorry but that made nearly puke. I could not bear it.


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