7.1/10
347
6 user 1 critic

Swimmer (2012)

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 »

Director:

Reviews
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gasman (1998)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's ... See full summary »

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Lynne Ramsay Jr., Martin Anderson, James Ramsay
Kill the Day (2000)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Life through the eyes of an addict.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: James Ramsay, Drew Cain, Andrew Barton
Small Deaths (1996)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Captures three occurrences in a young girl's life that leave her with a heavy heart.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Anne McLean, James Ramsay, Lynne Ramsay Jr.
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After her beloved husband's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland, but find that grief is something that you can't run away from forever.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire
Ratcatcher (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie
Wasp (2003)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Arnold
Stars: Natalie Press, Danny Dyer, Jodie Mitchell
Elephant (TV Short 1989)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle
La chambre (1975)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In a 360° circular panoramic shot the camera slowly pans an entire apartment (or house). When it first passes the bedroom there is nobody there but each time it shows the room again Chantal... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Chantal Akerman
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young girl shuts herself away in her apartment and goes about her business in a strange way, as she wastes the night in her apartment.

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Chantal Akerman
Radiohead: The Numbers (Video 2016)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A promotional video for Radiohead's 2016 song "The Numbers."

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke
Junkopia (1981)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A short film that shows Boundless, Surreal objects that are juxtaposed with our present World. Cars, Motorways, noise of our modern society; A giant city in the distance - all that shrouds ... See full summary »

Directors: John Chapman, Chris Marker, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Arielle Dombasle
Sci-Fi

An outer-space story influenced by Moby-Dick.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 June 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Пловец  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page