Out This Week: The Swimmer
“Boldly provocative… a bracingly clever celebration of youthful physicality.” – Shadows on the Wall
“As you might guess, there’s a lot of beautiful bodies on display.” – The Arts StL
“A compact and sexy crowd-pleaser… The filmmaker is playing up the eroticism for sure, but when the nature of the sport you’re portraying is already pretty nude, he’s managed – with aplomb – to turn up the voyeurism to thirteen.” – The Pink Lens
“A potent depiction of prejudice and loneliness… pulls out all the stops for an enchanting finale that’s sure to make you cheer.” – Radio Times
“Rendered with style and rich psychology… sweat pools around the athlete’s body and the line between ambition and obsession is enchantingly legible.” – The New York Times
Speedos, water, desire… and only one ticket to the Olympics. A critically-acclaimed film festival hit from up-and-coming Israeli director Adam Kalderon, The Swimmer is a sexy and boldly provocative crowd-pleaser.
Erez (Omer Perelman Striks), a rising star in the Israeli swimming scene, arrives at a godforsaken training camp held in a boarding school – where only one winning athlete will get a ticket to the Olympics. There he meets the beautiful and talented Nevo (Asaf Jonas), who awakens subconscious desires in him.
Unfortunately, their swimming coach does not believe in friendship between competitors. Warned to stay away from Nevo, Erez is way too attracted to him to give up completely. In between practices, he attempts to act upon his feelings and comes to believe that winning a medal is less important than winning Nevo’s heart.
Watch the sizzling new trailer for The Swimmer below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay.