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Big screen classics

The Swimmer

An affluent, middle-aged New Englander (Burt Lancaster) decides to swim home through a string of backyard pools.

Image from The Swimmer

USA 1968
Dir Frank Perry
With Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule
95min
Digital
Certificate PG

Taken from a John Cheever story, this eccentric but highly engrossing drama follows an affluent, middle-aged New Englander (Lancaster), first encountered clad only in trunks at a friend’s pool party, as he decides to swim home using a seemingly unbroken string of backyard pools. Partly satirical, partly allegorical, the film shifts steadily away from its initial summer mood towards something more chilling.


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