Le Grand Bain

Sink or Swim
Director
Gilles Lellouche
Country
France, Belgium
Year
2018
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Gilles Lellouche, Ahmed Hamidi, Julien Lambroschini
Cast
Guillaume Canet, Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Benoît Poelvoorde, Philippe Katerine, Alban Ivanov, Balasingham Thamilchelvan, Félix Moati, Leïla Bekhti, Virginie Efira, Marina Foïs, Jonathan Zaccaï, Noée Abita, Mélanie Doutey
Production
Les Productions du Trésor, Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, Cool Industrie, StudioCanal, TF1 Films Production, Artémis Productions, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française

Storyline

A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool’s first ever synchronized swimming team – for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out on an unlikely adventure, and on the way will rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2018
Out of Competition

César 2019
10 nominations:
Best Actress in a Second Role (Leïla Bekhti)
Best Actress in a Second Role (Virginie Efira)
Best Actor in a Second Role (Jean-Hugues Anglade)
Best Actor in a Second Role (Philippe Katerine)
Best Original Script (Gilles Lellouche, Ahmed Hamidi, Julien Lambroschini)
Best Sound (Cédric Deloche, Gwennolé Le Borgne, Marc Doisne)
Best Photography (Laurent Tangy)
Best Edition (Simon Jacquet)
Best Direction (Gilles Lellouche)
Best Film Nomination

Releases

Spain (11 of January 2019)