The Atlantic Swimmers
Filmfest 2008

While they are vacationing in a Bavarian lakeside resort, two bored residents of Munich agree to swim the Atlantic together to win a prize. Much of this comedy of the impossible is in a version of the Bavarian dialect, as the two swim the "Atlantic," which often appears to be a mountain lake. Along with its droll dialogue in the tradition of Karl Valentin, the film‘s imagery is reminiscent of the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich.
Clarke Fountain,

tags: Feature film

Cast: Heinz Braun, Herbert Achternbusch, Alois Hitzenbichler, Josef Bierbichler, Margarethe von Trotta


Director: Herbert Achternbusch