Men in the water

Men in the water

           Men in the water
               Genre: Comedy
               Friendship between men, World Cup, unemployment, Munich Film Festival in 2009, synchronized swimming
  Freshly divorced and unemployed: For Ex-journalist Frederik (Jonas Inde), it is not just about now. Fortunately, there is indeed the sport. And in his case is the game of hockey selection. But once you have bad luck, has joined the misfortune often added promptly: As Frederik and his hockey buddies or children, are still hampered nor female, they lose their hall hours and have not even now a training opportunity. Depression and frustration has set in to Frederik wet during a-merry bachelor farewell and thanks to his living temporarily with him daughter Sarah (Amanda Davin) on a crazy idea is: How would it be if one would become focused on a male synchronized swimming team to start? First, the whole thing is just a proverbial crazy idea, which should serve to raise money for a hockey training ground. But over time it will know Frederik and his men – all in just the mid-life crisis -. Is it possible, driven by a mediocre talent at best and, above all by their own volition, to shape the chaotic pile of a harmonious team, which is striking in a female-dominated sport with grace, grace and perfect synchronicity? Especially when no one knows how to appreciate their own efforts and it quickly who is suspected of being homosexual? Under the general suspicion has affected especially the homophobic Victor (Peter Gardiner) to very much. And when the team finally perform after long weeks and months of rehearsal, the first professional performance of her long program just at a Gay Pride weekend is, you can see it formally Victor, as he feels uncomfortable in his skin. But there is a common goal that unites the troops: When will the Swedish national team novices at the World Championships in Berlin finally compete with other teams. For in their home, they are the only male synchronized swimming group. On the way to Berlin, but there are still many obstacles to overcome in order to be able to be there. And when you suddenly become a surprise contender to the hot, the team provides the structure to the test … Of course you feel at this likeable comedy about music that grow beyond one day about himself, and then to not quite / The Full Monty or recalls. But men in the water certainly has its own charm, making the en passant about men in midlife crisis just as funny as the excesses of the do-gooders-proportional thinking of the liberal Swedish society that forgets sheer anxiety around the image that already homophobia and exclusion in small begins. Given the many personal and social cramps, which sometimes casual way, the film shows a scene within the film won such a whole new meaning: In order to create at all until the bases for the figures and intricate maneuvers, men must be taught only once can how to float in the water – a better (and more difficult) exercise in serenity it is difficult to. Simply letting go is sometimes not that easy … In the wake of the aforementioned film The Full Monty or other films about the supposed outsider who dare the impossible (Calendar Girls, say, or On a Clear Day) could Måns Herngren men in the water under circumstances of a similar art-house Hit is still some time in the also from Sweden, originally as the sky. The stuff he has to in any case. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: men in the water Original Title: Allt Flyte Country of production: Sweden Production year: 2008 Length: 100 (Min) Distribution: Pandora Film Distribution

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