Updated: September 01, 2022
The true story of two young sisters who used their swimming skills in the Aegean Sea to escape from Syria's civil war will now be told in the movie The Swimmers.
This movie starring Manal Issa and Nathalie Issa is currently scheduled to premiere on Netflix and select theaters on Wednesday, November 23. Watch the preview video, see pictures, stay up-to-date and learn all about this movie.
The Swimmers Overview
Netflix's new movie The Swimmers tells the true story of the young Mardini sisters, Yusra and Sara, who desperately fled from Syria's civil war as refugess. At one point during their journey, the swimming sisters along with two other swimmers overcame all odds and pushed and pulled a dinghy of refugees across the Aegean Sea.
Directed by Sally El Hosaini; written by Sally El Hosaini and Jack Thorne.
- Nathalie Issa as Yusra Mardini
- Manal Issa as Sara Mardini
- Ahmed Malek as Nizar
- Matthias Schweighöfer as Sven
- James Krishna Floyd as Emad
- Ali Suliman as Ezzat Mardini
- Kinda Alloush as Mervat Mardini
- Elmi Rashid Elmi as Bila
- Robyn Bradley as Kathy
Below is the official preview video for The Swimmers.
Screen Shot Pictures
These are some screen shot pictures from the official preview video.
On Social Media
People connected to this movie are posting messages to social media. Below are messages from Yusra Mardini, Matthias Schweighöfer and writer Jack Thorne.
I’m speechless https://t.co/qRYpYSq0jj— Yusra Mardini (@YusraMardini) July 27, 2022
So proud to be part of bringing Yusra and Sara Mardini's story to the screen. The actors are astonishing, and, in my opinion, @sallyelh is one of the great storytellers of our time. https://t.co/1PC282nXCj— Jack Thorne (@jackthorne) September 1, 2022
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