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SINK OR SWIN
(An Aquatic Therapy)
It is in the corridors of a municipal swimming pool that Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, Laurent, Thierry and the others train under the relative authority of Delphine, former glory of the pools. Together, they feel free and useful. They will put all their energy into a discipline that was previously the property of the female population: synchronized swimming. So, yes, it’s a rather strange idea, but this challenge will allow them to find meaning in their lives…
That’s it, 15 years since Narco, is how long it took for the actor and director Gilles Lellouche to get back behind the camera. But this time, he is alone and comes back with an aquatic therapy composed for the most part of the great names of French cinema.
Such as Mathieu Amalric (Bertrand) who is a great depressive and at the same time has a harmonious couple life. Guillaume Canet (Laurent) is a frustrated and angry boss. Benoît Poelvoorde (Marcus) pool salesman in denial whose company drinks the cup. Jean-Luc Anglade (Simon) Dad and musician who missed his hour of glory, but still believes in it. Philippe Katherine (Thierry) is the pool worker, shy and lonely, who for the moment has never thrown himself into the big bath with the women. Virginie Efira (Delphine) ex professional and aquatic dance instructor drifting. Leïla Bekhti (Amanda), reached a paraplegia is nevertheless, the coach of a water polo team spending most of her time screaming. And then there’s this improbable duo performed by Alban Ivanov (Basile) and Balasingham ThamilcheLvan (AvaniSh), who have their own way of communication because AvaniSh does not speak French.
Perhaps a number of you will risk comparing the film to that of Full Monty (1997)because of its background, which touches on humour and social issues, as well as the idea of being able to make the unrealistic, but for the most cinephiles, this can make us think of films Adam McKain or Adam Sandler by his cadence and offbeat humour. Moreover, the music of the film, magnificent by the way, is signed Jon Brion, composer of the soundtrack of the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” of Michel Gondry and the film “The Other Guys (2010)” Adam McKain and ‘Step Brothers (2008)’ Adam McKain too.
In any case, Sink or Swim has the merit of having, an original and topical story, a rhythmic rhythm, a joke every ten minutes, cult scenes, unforgettable replicas this film has all the merits of obtaining a Cesar, see two for the music, three for the light, four for the script and dialogues, five for its magnificent production, and I do not even count for the actors’ performance, otherwise the list would risk being long.
So as you can imagine, we strongly encourage you to go see the film, which for the moment will be, THE, film of the year 2018.
Title: SINK OR SWIM (2018)
Original Title: Le grand bain
TRAILER of the film: Sink or Swim
Artists: Leïla Bekhti, Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Philippe Katerine, Virginie Efira, Marina Foïs, Alban Ivanov, Mélanie Doutey
It is in the corridors of their municipal swimming pool that Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, Laurent, Thierry and the other train under the authority all comparative of Delphine, former glory of the basins.
Released: Coming soon