Big River Man

An odd and irresistible documentary.
- Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
As his attention to detail and beauty shots prove, Mr. Maringouin has a terrific eye? he brings you close to Mr. Strel, sometimes within panting distance, without forgetting the larger, lovelier world.
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times


Martin Strel is an eccentric Slovenian endurance swimmer -- an "eco-superhero" who traverses rivers to raise awareness about pollution. In 2007, he attempts his greatest feat yet: to swim 3,375 miles down the mighty Amazon River. While he and his motley crew battle predators, pollution, rapids, and psychological distress, Strel flouts his failing health -- refueling on wine, whiskey, and car batteries. As tensions and blood pressure rise, the journey becomes a larger-than-life legend that is as strange and profound as Strel himself. Dark, humorous, and stunning, Big River Man is the surreal portrait of an extraordinary man who knows no limits.

Date de sortie

Vendredi 18 décembre, 2009
Langue originale: English
Genre: Documentary
Durée: 100 min.
Année: 2009


Matthew Mohlke
Borut Strel
Martin Strel
Un film de
John Maringouin