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Credited cast:
Tom Litten ...
The Swimmer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niall Burton ...
Child Swimmer
Curtis Coker ...
Child Swimmer
Joshua Coleman ...
Boy
Tony Heirs ...
Child Swimmer
Samuel Harry Hockday ...
Boy
Adam Holden ...
Tramp
Kit Johnson ...
Boy
Charlie Likeman ...
Child Swimmer
Caleb Powel Lindon-Emms ...
Boy
Gabriel Ronnie Lindon-Emms ...
Boy
Joshua John Lindon-Emms ...
Boy
Carolina Main ...
Girl on Bridge
Jasper Martin ...
Boy
Sophie McKeeman ...
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A young man swims across the rivers and lakes of Britain to a soundtrack of assorted nationalistic music. As he passes people on the banksides including children,lovers and a tramp their thoughts and conversations are also heard. Ultimately,after walking through a wood at night,the boy returns to the water and appears to sink below the surface. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Soundtracks

The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Al Bowlly with Ray Noble and His Orchestra
Published by Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd
Used by Kind Permission Carlin Music Corp on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd
and Range Road Music Inc. obo itself and Quartet Music
Licensed Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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Swimmer
22 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You are asked to put yourself in a dream and you are the swimmer. As you swim through the waterways of Britain you overhear what is being talked about and happening on the shore.

It is beautifully shot and if you allow it to, it can take you with it as you swim quietly along canals and rivers until you meet some boys. The "dream" could be seen as a nightmare at this point, but as with all dreams you either wake up or things turn out well. It helps if you are aware of this before you watch it, so you can wind down for a few minutes and drift away on a strange journey. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did


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