Cannes Film Fest 2018: Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)–Out of Cometition

Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim), Directed by Gilles Lellouche

A group of 40-something guys, going through a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool’s first ever synchronized swimming team for men.

Facing skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out on an unlikely adventure.

During their journey, they rediscover self-esteem and learn much about themselves and about each other.

Written by Gilles Lellouche, Ahmed Hamidi, Julien Lambroschini


Mathieu Amalric (Bertrand)

Guillaume Canet (Laurent)

Benoît Poelvoorde (Marcus)

Jean-Hugues Anglade (Simon)

Virginie Efira (Delphine)

Leïla Bekhti (Amanda)

Marina Foïs (Claire)

Philippe Katerine (Thierry)

Félix Moati (John)

Alban Ivanov (Basile)


Cinematography: Laurent Tangy

Editing: Simon Jacquet

Music: John Brion

Production Designer: Florian Sanson

Costumes: Elise Bouquet, Reem Kuzayli

Sound: Cédric Deloche, Gweenolé Leborgne, Marc Doisne