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Big River Man

Slovenian endurance swimmer Martin Strel was 52, overweight, and drinking too much booze when he decided to tackle the most challenging swim of his life - all 3,375 miles of the Amazon River. Filmmaker John Maringouin follows him up the river for 66 gruelling days, along with Strel's rowdy and bizarre entourage who cheer him on from the bank. A fascinating portrait of a true eccentric, it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and took out the Best Cinematography gong in the World Cinema-Documentary category. A shining example of guts (and a little bit of insanity) triumphing over the odds.

Year: 2009
Genre: Documentaries, Sport, General Docos, Biography, Film Festivals 2009, Docos - Sport & Recreation
Country: USA
Director: John Maringouin
Starring: Martin Strel
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
7.3/10
Location in store: Documentary (General)

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