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Swimmer

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Synopsis

Swimmer is an unflinching and revelatory look at adolescent sexual obsession at its most dark and disturbing. This shattering drama opens with a prologue from the protagonist, a 14-year-old boy, revealing his undeclared crush on a woman twice his age and a harrowing determination to make her his own. When he fails to approach her, he seethes with frustrated desires.

What follows is an uncompromising portrait of the struggles of a former potential Olympic swimming champion who now lives a reclusive life cloistered in her flat next to the boy's.

He, unseen, patiently observing, becomes obsessed with the swimmer, provoking perverted sexual fantasies that lead to intense behaviour within him, bordering on the misogynistic. He ultimately turns her already troubled life upside down when their paths accidentally cross. The boy manipulates his way into her heart. Both are emotionally fragile and fetishes abound in the teenager's mind. It isn't long before his desires become inexorable and he sets out to destroy what he can't have, leading to an explosive, nail-biting climax.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
70 mins
Format
DV Cam
Director
Ash Mahmood
Producer
Naeem Mahmood
Editor
Ash and Naeem Mahmood
Screenwriter
Ash Mahmood
Director of Photography
Adriatik Ragipi
Sound
Neil Maddison
Principal Cast
Kyle Summercorn, Aude Bunel, Kevin Rodenas, Charlie Mooney, Neil Maddison

Genre

Production Company

Transient Film Exchange
Riverside Studios
Crisp Road
Hammersmith
London W6 9RL
UK

T+44 (0)7732 723 884

info@tfe.org.uk
http://www.tfe.org.uk

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Company

Transient Film Exchange
39 Sinclair Road
Kensington Olympia
London W14 0NS
UK

T +44 (0)20 7371 2527

naeem@tfe.org.uk
http://www.tfe.org.uk