Saturday, October 9th, 2021

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews the Israeli speedo clad drama THE SWIMMER


Erez, a talented young Israeli swimmer, is one of five swimmers selected for a special residential training camp. The swimmers are in competition with each other and the winner will be chosen to join the Israeli Olympic swimming team. Erez (Omer Perelman) meets the beautiful, muscular Nevo (Asaf Jonas), a fellow swimmer at the camp, who slowly awakens subconscious homosexual desires in Erez. However, they both have girlfriends and also have a tough Russian swimming coach (Dima) who does not want the competitors to have friendships with each other. Dima warns Erez to stay away from Nevo, but Erez can’t help himself. Erez and Nevo hang out together at the camp when not training and Erez clumsily attempts to act upon his feelings…

Directed, produced and written by Adam Kalderon, this film is a gentle coming-of-age/coming out story as we follow a young man’s journey towards self-love and self-acceptance. Omer Perelman Striks gives a good performance as Erez albeit with a rather weak script. Fans of athletic men in Speedos will not be disappointed with the numerous swimming pool and shower scenes. The ultimate message is good, although the plot is slightly thin.

Hebrew with English subtitles



Review: Ris Fatah 

Queerguru’s newest contributor (when he can be bothered) is a successful fashion/luxury business consultant who divides and wastes his time between London and Ibiza. He is a lover of all things queer, feminist, and human rights in general. @ris.fatah

Posted by queerguru  at  14:31



Genres:  coming of age, drama, international, steamy, webseries

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