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Original title Män som simmar
Film type Feature
Category Documentary
Form Live-action
Average rating 3,01 / 5
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Swedish release 2010-11-12

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Men Who Swim is a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle aged underachievers who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden’s all male synchronised swimming team. What began as...

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Plot summary

Men Who Swim is a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle aged underachievers who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden’s all male synchronised swimming team. What began as a weekly escape from the daily grind of work and family responsibilities, soon evolved into a more serious commitment. Inspired by classical Esther Williams’ techniques from the 1950s, this group of train drivers and meat buyers, of archivists and teachers soon became passionate exponents of the sport. Now, the team has been unexpectedly invited to next years Male World Synchronised Swimming Championships in Milan, and between now and April 2009 they will need to prepare a winning 12 minute routine that will be marked on artistic and technical ability.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 148555
Date 2010-11-11
Classification Allowed for all


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Colour type Colour
Length in minutes 72 min


Release dates

Festival showing 2010-06-25 Silver Spring, Maryland USA 72 min
Release in Sweden 2010-11-12 Sweden
Festival showing 2011-03-10 Victoria 2 Stockholm Sweden 72 min Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2011.
2011-03-13 Victoria 7 Stockholm Sweden 72 min Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2011.
TV showing 2011-04-10 SVT2 Sweden 60 min Kortare TV-version.
2012-07-19 SVT2 Sweden 60 min Kortare TV-version.
DVD release 2011-04-13 Sweden
TV showing 2014-06-16 SVT2 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Walking on a wire
Composer Scott Shields
Ed Harcourt
Performed by Ed Harcourt


Awards

Festival Award Silver Spring 2010 (Silverdocs: AFI / Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, Maryland, USA)

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Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Men Who Swim


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


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Type Program/Promotion material
Language Swedish


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