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The Swimsuit Issue -- Frederik and his friends join forces to create Sweden's only all-male synchronized swim team and set their sights on the world championships in this oddball, comedic tale of courage and gender role reversal. Subtitled.


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A bunch of aging athletes decide to form the first Swedish all male synchronized swimming team. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Warm, quirky, loaded with clichés, but a fun and different sidetrip for sure See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)
Jonas Inde ... Fredrik
Amanda Davin ... Sara
Peter Gardiner ... Victor
Benny Haag ... Peter

Jimmy Lindström ... Larry

Shebly Niavarani ... Börje
Ossi Niskala ... Jarmo
Henrik Svalander ... Bobo
Andreas Rothlin-Svensson ... Charles (as Andreas Rothlin Svensson)
Kalle Westerdahl ... Markus
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ... Volker
Paula McManus ... Lotta
Ia Langhammer ... Lillemor
Jan Henrik Stahlberg ... Karl
Danilo Bejarano ... Badvakten

Erik Bolin ... Dykare
Bente Danielsson ... Larrys Fru (Åsa)
Gertrud Larsson ... Journailst
Jonas Lidman ... Chef på budfirman
Ylva Lööf ... Peters fru
Moa Myrén ... Rika damen
Jens Nilsson ... Innebandytränaren
Nicholas Olsson ... Ma pa Bussen
Bisse Unger ... Markus son

Christian Samuel Weber ... Tsk Polisman (Police Officer) (as Christian Weber)

Directed by
Måns Herngren 
Writing credits
Måns Herngren (written by) &
Jane Magnusson (written by)

Brian Cordray  writer

Produced by
Gunnar Carlsson .... co-producer
Rebecka Hamberger .... producer (as Rebecka Hamberger Hulthén)
Lone Korslund .... co-producer
Maria Köpf .... co-producer
Martina Lundström .... co-producer
Åke Lundström .... co-producer
Patrick Ryborn .... executive producer
Johan von der Lancken .... line producer
Original Music by
Ebbot Lundberg 
Cinematography by
Henrik Stenberg 
Film Editing by
Fredrik Morheden 
Casting by
Imor Hermann 
Production Design by
Mikael Varhelyi 
Art Direction by
Linda Janson 
Costume Design by
Jaana Fomin 
Makeup Department
Sara Klänge .... makeup artist (as Sara Wallström)
Mareike Maya Mietke .... makeup artist: Berlin
Therese Sandersson .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Carlsten .... first assistant director
Jonas Overton .... first assistant director: second unit
Gustaf Åkerblom .... assistant director
Art Department
Åsa Eriksson .... props
Lasse Ingvarson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Göran Edström .... sound
Linda Forsén .... dialogue editor
Thomas Huus .... sound effects editor
Jens Johansson .... dialogue editor
Martin Langenbach .... foley artist
Patrik Strömdahl .... sound
Jesper van Dongen .... sound
Calle Wachtmeister .... boom operator
Nicklas Lindh .... sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hassan Abdul Wahid .... first assistant camera
Jonas Branting .... lighting technician
Björn Engberg .... second assistant camera
Paul Evans .... second unit camera: operator
Jan-Paul Gauly .... video technician
Pontus Hellberg .... gaffer
Ricarda Hibbeln .... first assistant camera: Berlin
Michael Kotschi .... second unit director of photography: Berlin
Jonathan Lee .... camera operator: underwater scenes
Jonathan Lee .... key grip
Johan Phillips .... Steadicam operator
Pierre Sigfridsson .... lighting technician
Sophie Winqvist .... director of photography: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lina Sjöblom .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Linda Jildmalm .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jonatan Gedda .... location scout
Oskar Johansson .... location manager
Transportation Department
Anders Hedqvist .... driver: cast
Oliver Kujas .... driver: cast
Other crew
Janina Bukowski .... production accountant
Jeanette Frykberg .... production coordinator
Monica Kristiansson .... script supervisor
Christine Larnfelt .... assistant to producer
Hilda Lorentzon .... production assistant
Lisa Ohlin .... film consultant: Swedish Film Institute
Josef Fares .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Allt flyter" - Sweden (original title)
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100 min
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Plot holes: During the performance at the 'Pride' event, 10 swimmers are seen doing the routine, not 9.See more »
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References Bathing Beauty (1944)See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Warm, quirky, loaded with clichés, but a fun and different sidetrip for sure, 2 December 2012
Author: secondtake from United States

The Swimsuit Issue (2008)

A fun, funny, lightweight but also delightful comedy with a strain of seriousness to give it some stickiness. I liked it, yes, though it's no critical masterpiece. The writing is fun and a little awkward (in Swedish or English), the plot a hair over the top, and the acting uneven. But hey, just like the main characters (members of an ad hoc Swedish male synchronized swim team) it has no pretensions.

And that's a relief. You want some fun? You want a view of a slightly different kind of Europe (and a different kind of Sweden if you are used to dour comedies and even more dour dramas)? See this. Fun and engaging.

The idea of the male swimmers suddenly taking on the world cup with their bumbling and barely rehearsed routine is part of why the silliness succeeds. You can't take it seriously. Don't expect an "Invictus" ending here where the good guys sweep it away (though by not expecting it, you never know). This is more about humility and hope and, in the one interpersonal focus, a father and daughter learning about each other.

In fact, the one actor who steals her scenes is the one key female, the daughter, played by Maria Langhammer. All the men--eight or nine--blur just a little, though there are three or so with central roles. What you might wish is that the interactions and subplots weren't so clichéd--the striving loser, the affected star, the stoic leader. All the bonding is heartwarming I suppose, and the gay jokes are funny but a bit thin. It's an uneven affair all around, with the hilarious hook that the synchronized team starts off at a party doing their stunt as a joke in women's bathing suits.

If only they had kept up their bumbling non-pretenses! We'd have something closer to the brilliance of "The Full Monty" than we end up with here, becoming instead more and more a sports movie, which is just plain weird when you see how it all got started in the first funny half hour.

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