Director Robert Oey
Cinematography Hans bouma
Editing Chris van Oers
Sound Mike van der Sluys
Production company Selfmade Films
When Amsterdam is struck by a heatwave many people from the Eastside seek shelter in the local public swimming pool. Most people from this side of town, with the highest concentration of immigrants, would normally meet each other in bars and restaurants, but because of the heat the swimmingpool has become the favourite hangout. In ‘De Zwemmers’ (Swimmers) people speak surprisingly openhearted about their lives. I shot ‘De Zwemmers’ (Swimmers) almost entirely on a 85mm lens, which gives the film a very intense eye.