Samir, a tall, lanky, 40-something crane operator from Montreuil, in the outskirts of Paris, falls head over heels in love with Agathe. He discovers she is a swimming instructor at the local swimming pool, and, for lack of a better plan, he decides to enlist as her student…although he can swim perfectly. But his lie only lasts for 3 lessons, and Agathe hates liars. The truth surfaces. Agathe is furious. The end?
Not quite! Agathe goes to Iceland on a business trip, putting an ocean between her and Samir. But it is without reckoning with his feelings and his stubbornness…
Sólveig Anspach was born in 1960 in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, to an American father and an Icelandic mother. After graduating from La Fémis (1989 – first graduating class), she directed several documentaries. In 1998, she directed her first feature film Haut les coeurs ! for which Karin Viard won the Cesar Award for Best Actress. Her American-Icelandic origins shine through in all of her films. Sólveig Anspach passed away on August 7th, 2015.
Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget
Marie Le Garrec
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Title in Original Version : The Together Project