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The Swimmer DVD (Region 1) Widescreen. Color. Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Japanese. Theatrical Trailers. Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley, Marge Champion.
Burt Lancaster gives one of his most daringly complex performances in The Swimmer, a fascinating adaptation of John Cheever's celebrated short story. At first it seems that middle-aged businessman Ned Merrill (Lancaster) is merely enjoying a spontaneous adventure, swimming from pool to pool among the well-tended estates of his affluent Connecticut neighbourhood. But as Ned encounters a variety of neighbours, we see from their reactions that he's on an entirely different kind of journey, balanced on the edge of some mysterious psychosis that we can't fully understand until the film's final, devastating image.
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