De Zwemmers


Director                        Robert Oey

Cinematography          Hans bouma

Editing                         Chris van Oers

Sound                          Mike van der Sluys

Production company   Selfmade Films

Premiere                     2008





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.