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Swimmer Synopsis

SWIMMER is a poetic journey through the waterways and coastline of the British Isles, following a lone swimmer through lakes, rivers and coves. The journey is framed by a soundtrack of seminal British music, combined with a sound tapestry of hydrophonic recordings and snippets of bankside conversations. The film aims to give a real feel for the diversity of landscape and people of Britain.


The film It is one of 4 unique co-commissions in partnership between BBC Films, Film4 and the London Organisationing Committee of the Olympic and Paraolympic Games.


BAFTA winner for Best Short Film for writer/director Lynne Ramsay.



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  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Tom Litten
    • Director:
      Lynne Ramsay
    • Producers:
      Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
    • Screenplay:
      Lynne Ramsay
    • Executive Producers:
      Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer, Katherine Butler, Ruth Mackenzie, Leonie Bell, Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinear
    • Distributor
    • Sales Agent:
      BBC Films
    • Credits summary:
      BBC Films and Film4 present in association with the London 2012 Festival, funded by the National Lottery and Creative Scotland A Warp Films production in association with Rockinghorse Films
    • Running time:
      16 mins 40 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      July 24th 2012
    • Released
      June 25th 2012

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