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Diving into love and swimming pools

This dour Polish melodrama wallows in sexual angst, as swimmer Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) finds himself and his hormones caught between his girlfriend Sylwia (Marta Nieradkiewicz) and pretty young thing Michal (Bartosz Gelner).

Not helping matters: his frankly weird relationship with his overbearing mother.

Stylishly shot, and reflecting Polish society’s conservatism, this is a coming-out tale riddled with pain and anguish.

That said, Kuba’s barely-there personality make it hard to empathise as he strings Sylwia along while getting his rocks off with the boys at the pool.

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