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Bertrand (Mathieu Amalric), an unemployed family man in midlife crisis, joins an amateur male synchronised swimming team in this heart-warming comedy. Bertrand is not the only one in crisis, and a bond forms amongst the middle-aged men as they tackle their demons by committing to the most unlikely of public acts. Inspired by a documentary about a group of Swedish synchronised swimmers, actor-director Gilles Lellouche’s energising comedy combines a fine ensemble of non-sculpted bodies with a feel-good ‘80s soundtrack. (MPR)
Director’s Note: The adventures of an all-male synchronised swimming team in existential crisis. A tender comedy with an impressive cast!
Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard
Official Selection, Out of Competition, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th