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Swimmer, The (Schwimmer, Der)

Swimmer, The
Scene from "The Swimmer"

The story of a betrayal.

The idea of an absurd flight out of the former East Germany equals the tragic cul-de-sac of a love: If love helps the dream of one of the lovers come true, they will be separated. But, if it does not help, one of them has to give up his only dream – and their love will be lost too.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2004
Director Klaus Huettmann
Screenplay Klaus Huettmann
Cinematography Jürgen Jürges
Christine Boock
Thomas Hopf
Claus-Juergen Pfeiffer
Cast Lisa Maria Potthoff, Florian Panzner, Volkmar Kleinert, Armin Dillenberger
Producers Rudi Teichmann, Kristov Braendli, Pascal Zuta
Production Company B & T Films/Berlin, in co-production with SANKTUARIUM Film/Berlin
Length 14 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cannes 2004 (Short Competition), Montreal 2004, LA Shorts 2004 (In Competition), Drama 2004 (In Competition), Denver 2004 (Short Competition), Stockholm 2004 (Short Competition), Bilbao 2004 (In Competition)
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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