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Le grand bain (2018)

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It is in the corridors of their municipal swimming pool that Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, Laurent, Thierry and the others train under the relative authority of Delphine, former glory of the ... See full summary »

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Gilles Lellouche

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Ahmed Hamidi (screenplay), Julien Lambroschini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Amalric ... Bertrand
Guillaume Canet ... Laurent
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Marcus
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Simon
Virginie Efira ... Delphine
Leïla Bekhti ... Amanda
Marina Foïs ... Claire
Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine ... Thierry
Félix Moati Félix Moati ... John
Alban Ivanov Alban Ivanov ... Basile
Balasingham Thamilchelvan Balasingham Thamilchelvan ... Avanish
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Thibault
Mélanie Doutey ... Clem
Noée Abita Noée Abita ... Lola
Claire Nadeau Claire Nadeau ... La mère de Laurent
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Storyline

It is in the corridors of their municipal swimming pool that Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, Laurent, Thierry and the others train under the relative authority of Delphine, former glory of the basins. Together, they feel free and helpful. They will put all their energy into a discipline previously owned by women: synchronized swimming. So, yes it's a weird idea, but this challenge will allow them to find meaning in their lives...

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

Sinhalese | French

Release Date:

24 October 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

7 uomini a mollo See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The shots of the Grand Bath take place over fourteen weeks in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and in Île-de-France. Filming begins on February 8, 2017 in the Paris region, including, in April, some shots are taken at the Raincy pool and the parking Franprix warehouse Chennevières sur Marne, and in late April, the scenes of the film are shot in several communes of the south of the Aisne, namely Grand-Rozoy, Parcy-Tigny and Château-Thierry. Subsequently, the film crew travels to Isère in Grenoble and its agglomeration, whose scenes are filmed at the Leclerc shopping center in Echirolles, at the Champ-sur-Drac gymnasium, at the Grenoble campus and in a high school in Paris. agglomeration of Grenoble. Lans-en-Vercors is part of Iséroises filming communities in March 2017. See more »

Goofs

Right after the counting sequence ("1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8"), Amanda's lips in the long shot do not match her yelling. See more »

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A group of men trying to find meaning in life
29 December 2018 | by mariainesmbdSee all my reviews

Today I went to the cinema to watch this movie. I've watched some French movies, some from the Nouvelle Vague period and some comedies, which are generally quite funny. This one is different from the comedies I was used to, since it's more dramatic. Le Grand Bain is about a man in his 40's who has been unemployed for 2 years and depressed about it. He decides to join the all-male synchronized swimming at his local pool. There, he is trained by a woman and meets other men dealing with their own problems. Together they are understanding and helpful with each other, while trying to find meaning in their lives. They are teased for doing something associated with women, but they are able to stay focused towards their goal. I really enjoyed the movie, the visuals and angles were great. I loved the music and the dancing parts were funny. I liked what the movie was about, it caught my attention because the theme is unique and creative. It had its silly parts, but overall it was money well spent. I recommend it!


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