Big River Man

2008, Movie, 94 mins

If ever a subject were tailor-made for a documentary, the life of endurance swimmer Martin Strel is it. By now, the tale is well known and publicized: how Strel, a middle-aged, overweight, and out-of-shape Slovenian with a desperate love of alcohol (he consumes an average of two bottles of wine per day), insisted on becoming the first man to swim the full length of several of the world’s longest rivers -- including the Mississippi, the Danube, the Yangtze, and the Amazon. In the process, he survived an onslaught of physical threats including bacterial infections from excessive pollution; the presence of pythons, anacondas, piranhas, and parasitic fish, extreme sunbur...
Released: 2008 Rated: n/a Length: 94 mins

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