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The Swimmer [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ Burt Lancaster
The Swimmer [VHS] VHS ~ Burt Lancaster
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I absolutely love this film, although it clearly leaves you feeling that you need to be aware of the thin line between success and failure.The main character cuts quite a pathetic figure and you can see that he has upset a lot of people on his original business journey. However, there seems to be a great deal of pity for him and human understanding. As it dawns on you that he has had a breakdown of some kind, you observe the poetry of his ramblings and it draws you to him. I think the cinematography is classic and very much of it's time. I found the ending heart-rending and it's theme of loss and regret leaves you feeling quite depressed.I'm off to the pub!!