The Swimmers


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The story follows Yusra and Sarah, two teenage Syrian refugees who save 18 people while escaping to Lesbos, depicting their challenges as refugees and Yusras inspiring journey as a swimmer in the Rio 2016 Olympics, while also revealing the arrest and serious charges faced by Sarah upon her return to Lesbos to help incoming refugees. The Swimmers is a 2022 English-language Biography Drama film starring Nathalie Issa, Manal Issa, Ahmed Malek, Matthias Schweigh Fer, Ali Suliman, Kinda Alloush and Christian Di Sciullo. Working Title Films was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Ali Jaafar and Tim Cole. The movie is directed by Sally El Hosaini. Netflix acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. The Swimmers was released on 23rd November 2022 and takes a screen time of 134 minutes. The motion picture made a box office gross of $2 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Sally El Hosaini and Jack Thorne. Cinematography was done by Christopher Ross and editing by Iain Kitching. The music was composed by Steven Price.
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Release Date23 NOV 2022

English, Arabic


Biography , Drama , Sport

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Average Review Rating : positive


Positive Review Rating : 83%

    • Maria Lattila

      While The Swimmers does occasionally dip into misery porn, its mostly an uplifting story that focuses on the dynamic between the sisters through their ordeal. ( Read More )
    • Stefan Pape

      It is inspiring and full of hope, all the while remaining devastating and moving. ( Read More )
    • Hanna Flint

      Not all heroes wear capes, some wear swimming caps and The Swimmers is an empowering reminder that it is a human right to live safely, no matter where you come from. ( Read More )
    • Monica Castillo

      Based on the true story of Yusra and Sara Mardini, Sally El Hosainis The Swimmers is a touching portrait of their fight to survive and achieve the impossible. ( Read More )
    • Marshall Shaffer

      The film slowly goes from being something quite special to something quite ordinary. ( Read More )
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