A disparate group of 40-somethings – all in the throes of mid-life crises – form a males-only synchronised swimming team at the local swimming pool. Staring down ongoing ridicule and contempt from all angles, they engage a fallen champion as their coach, supported by her tough-as-nails former swim partner. Unwittingly, the team members embark on an unlikely journey of redemption that sees each one of them rebuild some sense of their self-worth.
Despite thematic comparisons to 1997’s hugely successful British comedy, The Full Monty, Sink or Swim is an unashamedly French take on the challenges of 21st century masculinity. Stripped bare, this film embodies a good old-fashioned underdog-overcoming-the-odds tale told to perfection.
Director: Gilles Lellouche
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs
Language: French with English subtitles
Content Warning: Strong coarse language
Run Time: 2h 02m
Year of Release: 2019
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Doors open at 2pm, the film will commence at 3.30pm. Come early to relax in the bar over a bevvie and grab the best seat!
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