The Swimmers

Based on the miraculous true story of the resilient Mardini sisters, The Swimmers follows Yusra and Sarah (played by Nathalie and Manal Issa) as they seek asylum from worn-torn Syria.

Upon crossing choppy Mediterranean waters and arriving in Germany, the sisters
meet Sven (played by Matthias Schweighöfer), an ambitious swim coach hellbent on preparing the two for competition in 2016’s Rio Olympic Games.

Director Sally El Hosaini
Cast Nathalie Issa, Matthias Schweighöfer, Kinda Alloush, Manal Issa, Ahmed Malek
Production Company Netflix
Year 2022
Filming location(s) London, South East

Feature Film Extras in London and the South East.

Uni-versal Extras provided casting support for the Netflix Feature Film The Swimmers, shooting between East London and Aldershot.

When watching The Swimmers, keep your eyes peeled for…

Members of the Olympic Team, Male and Female Refugees, Officers of the Hungarian and German Police Force, & more!

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