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SWIMMING is the story of Elisa and Anthea, two very different girls, whose friendship gives them orientation and stability in the most difficult time of their young lives. But their innocent friendship soon turns into co-dependency. To maintain their cohesion, they develop a game – which turns them from victims into offenders. They start recording everything they do with their cell phone cameras. Soon they turn the camera around and secretly film their classmates, particularly the ones who used to bully Elisa. Their friendship takes on a destructive dynamic, which becomes highly dangerous for those who get in the duo’s way.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Luzie Loose
Screenplay Luzie Loose
Cinematography Anne Bolick
Cast Stephanie Amarell, Lisa Vicari, Alexandra Finder, Jonathan Berlin, Bjarne Meisel
Producers Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich
Co-Producer Thomas Schadt
Production Company kurhaus production, in co-production with Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Runtime 102 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 5.1
Festivals Busan 2018, Hof 2018, Crossing Europe Linz 2019, Milwaukee 2019, Havana 2019
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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