In the local swimming pool, a group of middle-aged men become interested in the art of synchronized swimming.
Their trainer Delphine is a former swimming champion who has had her share of misery. The gentlemen themselves are very different types and all have their own views on life. However, together they form a close team and are there for each other. Slowly they get the feeling that they matter again. Despite skeptical reactions from family and friends, they decide to compete as a team for France at the World Championship synchronized swimming. With great willpower they plunge into the adventure, which gives them back the confidence and pleasure in life.
In the French tragicomedy Le Grand Bain, filmmaker Gilles Lellouche (Narco) paints an authentic picture of life as it comes with a necessary dose of humor. This feel-good film is based on true events and premiered at the Cannes film festival last year. Le Grand Bain has been nominated in France for no fewer than 10 Césars and with 4.3 million visitors it is one of the biggest French film hits of the past year. Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Virginie Efira (Elle, Un amour impossible), Guillaume Canet (Double Vies), Leïla Bekhti (Un prophète) and Benoît Poelvoorde (Coco avant Chanel, Le tout nouveau testament) play the leading roles in this film also received very positively by the press.
On a weekly basis we now offer you film screenings with English subtitles. That way, people from all over the world who would like to go to the cinema but feel inhibited, either because they cannot understand the spoken language or do not have a sufficient understanding of the Dutch language to read the subtitles, will still be able to enjoy the films we screen.