Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer

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Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer

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THE REDEMPTIVE STORY OF AN EVERYDAY MAN, REWRITING HIS SPORTING LEGEND

In 2006 Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most successful Olympian, announced his retirement from competitive swimming, aged 24 and the winner of five Olympic gold medals. In 2010, he announced his swimming comeback – his goal, victory at the London Olympics. A goal that was to end in defeat. Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer reveals his inner struggles – not just to swim fast but to rewrite his sporting legend, re-engage with the public and, most intriguing of all, discover a different relationship with the water itself.

It’s a roller coaster ride in which Thorpe explores his depths but finds, despite failure at the Trials, a surprising redemptive ending. Ian Thorpe learns to love swimming again. And he learns to value the extraordinary champion he was – just as he comes to terms with being a more ordinary man now. Directed by Gregor Jordan (Suits, Ned Kelly, Two Hands).

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Gregor Jordan
Rob Galluzzo
Gregor JordanHelen PanckhurstSimone KessellMichael Hilliard
The Finch Company