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Sink or Swim Movie Review: A Lighthearted Take On Self-Discovery Through Synchronised Swimming
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Sink or Swim Movie Review: A Lighthearted Take On Self-Discovery Through Synchronised Swimming

“You can’t fit a square peg in a round hole, and you can’t fit a round peg in a square hole”. Directed by Gilles Lellouche, the premise of Sink or Swim (French title: Le Grand Bain) attempts to falsify the above-mentioned statement. Sink or Swim is a comedy film about a ragtag bunch of “losers” who form an unlikely team of male synchronized swimmers. Viewers who are well-versed with French cinema will notice that the majority of the main cast are prominent actors in French cinema, some of whom even have directorial and filmmaking experience.  The plot starts with Bertrand (Mathieu Amalric), an unemployed father of…
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