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Sink or Swim (2018)

Sink or Swim (2018)

An easy, feel-good movie from France

7.0

Movie

Belgium, France
French
Comedy, Drama
2018
GILLES LELLOUCHE
Alban Ivanov, Alexandre Courtes, Anderz Eide
122 min

What it's about

40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.

The take

A funny, feel-good French movie about a man who joins a synchronized swim team to get over his depression. Comprised only of other middle-aged men, they decide they want to compete for the world championship. Sounds like an unlikely story? It's actually based on a real-life documentary from Sweden called Men Who Swim. If you get French humor, this will make you laugh (a lot), and if not, you'll surely enjoy the easygoing tone of Sink or Swim.

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