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Release Date:
5 February 2003 (Belgium) See more »
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Welcome to the club!
Plot:
Despite Diana's insecure nature, she and her husband Julian agree with the idea to sexually experiment with another couple... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Swingers is a good movie considering its limitations See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ellen van der Koogh ... Diana
Danny de Kok ... Julian
Nienke Brinkhuis ... Alex
Joep Sertons ... Timo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eleanore Merrill ... Karen
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Directed by
Stephan Brenninkmeijer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephan Brenninkmeijer 

Produced by
Aliefka Bijlsma .... line producer
Stephan Brenninkmeijer .... producer
Roel Reiné .... producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Weijermans 
 
Cinematography by
Ron Toekook 
 
Film Editing by
Moek de Groot 
 
Casting by
Nora Mullens 
 
Costume Design by
Veronika Schmederer 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Werther .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Laurette Schillings .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roos Bakker .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
René de Kruijff .... boom operator
Simone Galavazi .... boom operator
Bart Jilesen .... sound re-recording mixer
Bart Jilesen .... supervising sound editor
Maurits Overdulve .... sound editor
Ronald van der Spek .... boom operator
Wim Vonk .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
René Dingelstad .... gaffer
Kees Goedhart .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Loes Braam .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Madelon Toekook .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Wim Heyman .... color grader
 
Other crew
Patrice van den Berg .... catering assistant
Wendry Bosma .... production assistant
Itmar Dutmer .... catering assistant
Kristel Fiervoet .... catering assistant
Eddy Kaijser .... production assistant
Markus Lubenau .... caterer
Roos Schilling .... production assistant
 

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93 min
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Trivia:
For the club sequence the production placed an ad on the internet, asking real Swingers to participate for free. In this scene the extra's are not acting but performing real lovemaking.See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Swingers is a good movie considering its limitations, 19 September 2004
Author: Henk Jansen from Amsterdam

I saw the movie twice: once in the cinema and once on DVD. I must say, it's looks better on DVD, because the director uses close ups a lot. In the cinema the movie also seems to drag a bit. At first I thought the movie was shot on 16 millimeter, but in scene one I saw the artifacts common with DV, so I knew what to expect. Contrary to another comment, which said the cinematography sucks, but can't tell why, just that it stinks. I think it was very brave to go the classic way and give room to the story, instead of using that old style of 'innovative cinematography' ofter associated with DV. The person who wrote the comment, fotorobbert I recall, has an approach that is quite wrong: the question is, does the choice the filmmakers made fit the way the story is told, it's not about how yóu think it should be done. His added remark that another Dutch movie called Costa looked better is utterly stupid considering that movie was shot on 35 mm and had at least 100 times more budget. The question is more: why have the producers chosen to shoot on DV when they knew they were going to release the film in the cinema? Well, maybe they didn't at the time. Still, on DVD it really found it's place.

Swingers' problem is more the way the story is told. What is the main question? What is the main conflict? What genre is it? It's start out one way and ends another. Sometimes that works, this time it just feels strange. The cast is stellar at times, but is uncomfortable at others. There seems little room for improvisation or even to let a flow go. This gives the movie a cramped feeling sometimes. And I must say: the story itself doesn't help either. I personally think it's too simple given the characters the actors put out. It at times feels like a paint by numbers exercise. Next time, the writer director should get out there and try to be on his edge of creativity. He has the ability, but he's seems very restricted. Let's see where this man will take us next.

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