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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.

2009, 100 min