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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 »
5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
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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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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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Face your fears and dive in.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Before the shooting, the actors trained for seven months, especially with Julie Fabre, former coach of the French Olympic synchronized swimming team. If the latter was initially skeptical, she told Gilles Lellouche that things would finally be able to be done after three weeks. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Features Ziegfeld Follies (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley & Chris Hughes
Performed by Tears For Fears
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Great about friendships among grown up men
19 March 2019 | by dakjetsSee all my reviews

Friendship among men is an unusual theme in film. There are dozens of movies about women, and especially comedies. Therefore, this French film becomes a wonderful insight into men of adulthood and how a companionship develops. The film is fun, charming and engaging, but never nostalgic. Although the film is primarily a feel-good movie, it is also a serious undertone of where men's challenges in adulthood. As well as how it is for men when the role expectations they have not followed up, whether by unemployment, family problems or poorly paid jobs. But here it is primarily about how to do something about the situation and the cohesion between them. A great story and movie, this one.


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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French | English | Sinhalese | Norwegian

Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,193,850
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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