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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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 ...
Young Lover - Her
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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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You are the swimmer
6 May 2015 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

You can take whatever kind of idea out of this film, or you can take it as it is. For me, it was the fine stream of images and sentiments woven among each other that ultimately provided a pleasurable reflective experience. I just let the film flow through me. The rich gradients, the glimpses of life and activity, and the preserved loneliness are very good tools for introspection. This is the kind of film I'll get back to watching every once in a while to keep myself afloat.

Lynne Ramsay is a promising director. This is the second film I've seen from her and her other movies are already in my queue. Looking forward to hearing more from her in the coming years.


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