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Documentary about the Amsterdam swimming pool Marnixbad.
Bovenbad (The Pool) is set within the four walls of the upper floor of the Marnix swimming baths in Amsterdam. There the makers follow the swimming lessons, movement exercises and the free swimming of various groups of Amsterdammers; pregnant women, parents with babies, school children, immigrant women and the aged. The film shows how in every phase of life people struggle to keeps their heads above water. And also how swimming is a social event for young and old.


Set geluid
Production company
Jura Filmprodukties
TV company
Distributor NL
Lava Filmproducties en distributie

Title: Bovenbad
Year: 1999
Duration : 43 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1999

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Documentaire (1999)
Mirjam Boelsums
Beste Korte Documentaire (1999)
Lony Scharenborg

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