Krooli (The Crawl) is set almost entirely in or by the water. It uses images to explore the significance of water in the philosophy of swimming. It is not a biographical documentary of a swimmer, although the main characters are real competitive swimmers. Even though the film explores the profound meaning of the interface between a swimmer and the water, it is just as much a story of the meaning of a sport to an individual, a young competing athlete. It speaks of devotion and a search for ones own place in sports and life.
Swimming feels like being on an eternal journey - never arriving.
29 October 2004 (Finland)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
This film is the diploma work of 'PV Lehtinen' in directing, Pasi Pauni
in cinematography and Pelle Venetjoki
in sound design at the School of motion picture, television and production design/University of Art and Design Helsinki. See more