Samir, a lanky crane operator in his 40s, falls headlong for Agathe. As she works as a swimming instructor, he has the brilliant idea of registering for a swimming course. The deceit lasts exactly three lessons. Agathe is appalled: if there’s one thing she hates, it’s liars. Their romance seems to be dead in the water before it’s even begun. When Agathe goes to a lifeguard congress in Reykjavík, she manages to push a whole ocean between her and Samir. But he wouldn’t be head over heels in love if a bit of water and 2000km represented real obstacles. A charming romantic comedy, full of lust for life and a wonderful hommage to the bathing culture of Iceland.
Sólveig Anspach (1960-2015) was born of an Icelandic woman and a US man and studied at the Fémis film school in Paris. After numerous documentaries, in 1998 she made Haut Les Coeurs, her first feature. After her death, the editor, screenplay author, composer and producer assembled The Together Project.
L' effet aquatique
OV with German subtitles
Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget
Florence Loiret Caille, Samir Guesmi
Marie Le Garrec
Ex Nihilo; Zik Zak Filmworks
Ioana Dragomirescu, Le Pacte: firstname.lastname@example.org