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Die Atlantikschwimmer


While they are vacationing in a Bavarian lakeside resort, two bored residents of Munich agree to swim the Atlantic together to win a prize. Much of this comedy of the impossible is in a version of the Bavarian dialect, as the two swim the "Atlantic," which often appears to be a mountain lake. In one scene, as the two swim along, they encounter a fisherman who beats at them with his paddle. Along with its droll dialogue in the tradition of Kurt Valentin, the film's imagery is reminiscent of the paintings...more