Accountant Eric (a delightfully deadpan Rob Brydon of The Trip) is living a life as well-ordered as one of his ledgers—until his wife, Heather, blossoms in a new job and he begins to suspect she’s having an affair. Faced with the unwelcome realization that he may be a cuckold, he retreats to the local pool for a bit of head-clearing exercise, only to encounter an assortment of middle-aged men in swim caps and nose clips struggling to perform aquatic acrobatics.
This simultaneously defiant and self-deprecating band of blokes has problems to spare but nevertheless find joy in their common goal of competing at the men’s synchronized-swimming world championships; as he’s gradually drawn into their orbit, Eric begins to wonder whether a victory might not double as a solution to his own problems. Director Oliver Parker loosely based this heartfelt dramatic comedy on the Swedish documentary Men Who Swim.
CCAP (English dialogue with captions for devices)
Producer: Stewart Le Marechal, Anna Mohr-Pietsch, Maggie Monteith | Editor: Liana Del Giudice | Cinematographer: David Raedeker | Screenwriter: Aschlin Ditta
Cast: Rob Brydon, Adeel Akhtar, Daniel Mays, Rupert Graves, Thomas Turgoose, Charlotte Riley