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Vindication Swim

2024 1h 38m Biography Drama History List
Reviews 79% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Vindication Swim dives into the extraordinary life of Mercedes Gleitze, who in 1927 became the first British woman to swim the English Channel. The film depicts Mercedes' upstream struggle in overcoming both the cold waters of the English Channel and the oppressive society of 1920s England. However, after a rival comes forward claiming to have accomplished the same feat, Mercedes is forced into battle to retain her record and her legacy. Read More Read Less

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Kevin Maher Times (UK) So no, it’s not a good film. Not aesthetically, dramatically, technically. But it got made. So that’s a start. Rated: 1/5 Mar 8, 2024 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian This movie is wearing water wings made of lead. Rated: 2/5 Mar 5, 2024 Full Review Jason Delgado Film Threat The cast does a fine job, and some of the scenic English Channel shots in Vindication Swim are exquisite. Rated: 7/10 Jun 12, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Ollie H Really enjoyable film! Loved the story and learning about the journey of Mercedes and the challenges she had to come through. The film showed rerold the events really well the story and wasn't rushed, the length of the film in my opinion was the perfect length. Wuld highly recommend it! Not to mention my grandad being in it!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/16/24 Full Review siggers1000 Very enjoyable. Lots of local Sussex colour and sea scenes, and a story well worth telling. Definitely worth a watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Tom W A fantastic storyline and amazing cinematography captured by Elliott Hasler on Mercedes Gletize. Exciting to see what he has to produce in the next coming years! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Tobias M Great cinematography and some brilliant directing from Elliot Hasler, can't wait to see what he does next. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Lewis S What an interesting and impressive movie, the young director and cast really go to show what you can do with a good story and small budget. I walked out the cinema having learnt about a true inspiration lost to time and a new appreciation for the art of film making. I'm looking forward to what this director can do in the future. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Gerald P A brilliant film, very heart warming tale with lots of feel good factor. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Vindication Swim dives into the extraordinary life of Mercedes Gleitze, who in 1927 became the first British woman to swim the English Channel. The film depicts Mercedes' upstream struggle in overcoming both the cold waters of the English Channel and the oppressive society of 1920s England. However, after a rival comes forward claiming to have accomplished the same feat, Mercedes is forced into battle to retain her record and her legacy.
Director
Elliott Hasler
Producer
Simon Hasler, Sally Wood, Douglas McJannet
Screenwriter
Elliott Hasler, Elliott Hasler
Genre
Biography, Drama, History
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 38m