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Big River Man (2009)

Martin Strel attempts to cover 3,375 miles of the Amazon River, the longest continuous swim in history.

Director:

John Maringouin

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Credited cast:
Matthew Mohlke Matthew Mohlke ... Himself
Borut Strel Borut Strel
Martin Strel Martin Strel ... Himself
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The film follows Slovenian endurance swimmer Martin Strel as he attempts the longest and most dangerous swim in history -- to swim the Amazon river. Accompanied by raconteur director John Maringouin, his worried son Borut and thoreauvian river guide Matthew Mohlke, Strel battles crocodiles, deadly parasites, piranhas and finally himself in the 3300 mile swim. Written by anonymous

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The film documenting Martin Strel's historic swim down the Amazon

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek wielkiej rzeki See more »

Filming Locations:

Amazon River, Brazil See more »

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(European Film Market)

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Color
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A title card before showing CNN covering the Virginia Tech Massacre says April 7, 2007. The massacre occurred on April 16, 2007. See more »

Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloria: In Excelsis Deo
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by The Northern Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos by arrangements with Source/Q
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Big River Man is a wonderful film - Go and see it and tell your friends too!
7 September 2009 | by bRAdY-01See all my reviews

I recently attended a screening of Big River Man at the ICA in London, the film was Directed and shot by John Maringouin (won best cinematographer award at Sundance 2009) follows Martin Strel as he attempts to cover 3,375 miles of the Amazon River in what is being billed as the world's longest swim. What a treat! Easily the best doc I've seen since Man on Wire, Big River Man is a wonderful, very funny, insightful epic road (substitute river) movie on what is still one of the last great unknown frontiers, the mighty Amazon River and the jungle it meanders through. Martin Strel and his son and project manager/PR publicist Borut Strel attended the screening and did a Q&A afterwards, they were both very charming, honest and open in their answers and amazingly modest, since the film pulled no punches, was brutally honest as they fought dozens of physical and psychological barriers to complete their incredible quest of endurance, simply an epic human endeavour. I found this film to be one of the most enjoyable films I've watched in recent years and would urge you to make your best efforts to see it, giving it my highest recommendation to all and everyone to see it since Let The Right One In. Funny fact, the film listed Olivia Newton-John as one of its executive producers (yes Grease), hat's off to her, her money was truly well invested here. Regards Ray Brady - London based indie feature director.


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