Archive of films Sink or Swim / Le grand bain
2018, 122 min
Section: Special Events
Downcast Bertrand is suffering a midlife crisis. When he answers an ad placed by a group looking for a new member for their male synchronised swimming team (we’re talking aquabeaux here), he has no idea that the amateur squad will not only bring him new friends but also a new lease of life. A comedy about holding your breath for as long as it takes to ensure life goes swimmingly.
Downcast Bertrand is suffering a midlife crisis. When he answers an ad placed by a group looking for a new member for their male synchronised swimming team (we’re talking aquabeaux here), he has no idea that he'll be treading water with a truly colourful bunch of lovable outcasts. The team – all sagging muscles and thinning hair and each with his own particular set of problems – is aiming for high-level competition. French director Gilles Lellouche made a splash at this year’s Cannes festival with a hugely entertaining and moving comedy about dreams that can come true even if we don’t dare believe in them.
About the director
Gilles Lellouche (b. 1972). Filmography: 2 minutes 36 de bonheur (1996, short), Pourkoi…passkeu (2002, short), Narco (2004), The Players (Les infidèles, 2012 – segment “Las Vegas”)
About the film
|Screenplay:||Gilles Lellouche, Ahmed Hamidi, Julien Lambroschini|
|Dir. of Photography:||Laurent Tangy|
|Art Director:||Florian Sanson|
|Producer:||Alain Attal, Hugo Sélignac|
|Production:||Les Productions du Trésor, Chi-Fou-Mi Productions|
|Cast:||Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Efira, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marina Foïs, Noée Abita, Mélanie Doutey|
|Distributor:||Bohemia Motion Pictures, a.s.|
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