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FULL SYNOPSIS

A differently-abled African girl becomes a champion swimmer in this upbeat Italian family drama based on a true story of Gadalla Gubara, a young Sudanese swimmer who despite a crippled leg, swam 22 miles in the 1974 Capri-Naples long distance race. She came in fourth. In the film, the story is set in South Africa and the protagonist is named Sarah. After her wealthy parents send Sarah to an elite school, she must face both racism, and discrimination because she is crippled. Still, she is encouraged to swim by her trainer Gershe, a burned out sportswriter with a drinking problem. He does a good job though and Sarah is soon ready to participate in the race. Problems ensue when the South African Swimming Federation does not let her enroll because of her disability and skin color. Gershe and his partner do not give up and somehow, Sarah finds herself in the race. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Kim Engelbrecht
as Sarah
Giulio Brogi
as Gershe
Ciro Esposito
as Ciro
Lucio Allocca
as Enzo
Denise Newman
as Karima
Ricky Rudolph
as Vernon
Ray Ntlokwana
as Lucky
Gershon Palmer
as Abdul

Crew

Renzo Martinelli
Director
Renzo Martinelli
Producer
Renzo Martinelli
Screenwriter
Maurizio D'adda
Screenwriter
Giulio Paradisi
Screenwriter
Giuliano Giustini
Cinematographer
Renzo Martinelli
Cinematographer
Fabio Cianchetti
Cinematographer
Mauro Pagani
Composer (Music Score)
Osvaldo Bargero
Editor
Lisa Hart
Art Director
Ada Legori
Art Director
Graeme Germond
Art Director
Titti Demicheli
Costume Designer
Nadine Gordimer
Supervisor/Manager
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