If you were watching BBC One’s The One Show this evening you will have seen a segment about the film Swimming with Men and the people and story behind it. The film is based on the Dylan Williams’s 2010 documentary “Men Who Swim.” Daniel Mays and Rob Brydon are interviewed and we get a glimpse of some behind the scenes filming of the cast in the pool.
SWIMMING WITH MEN is a heart-warming comedy about a man in the throes of a mid-life crisis who finds meaning in the most unlikely of places: an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.
At the heart of the story is Eric, a 40-something stuck in a rut. With his marriage in tatters and his life generally going to pieces, Eric finds unexpected refuge in the company of a motley crew of middle-aged, slightly saggy men, who meet up once a week at the local municipal pool literally and figuratively to tread water together.
Eric slowly realizes that there’s strength in numbers, and that if this unlikely band of misfits can become a real team they might just have a shot at winning the Unofficial Male Synch-Swimming World Championships – and maybe even at turning their lives around.
The Swimming with Men cast includes Rob Brydon, Jim Carter, Jane Horrocks, Adeel Akhtar, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley, Thomas Turgoose, and Nathaniel Parker. The film will be released in early 2018.
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