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Niall Johnson

The Big Swap (The Big Swap)

117' - 1997 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Niall Johnson Composer: Jason Flinter, Craig Johnson With: Anthony Edridge, Sorcha Brooks, Richard Cherry
With a mixture of drama, humour and romance the story revolves around the exploits of a group of twentysomething couples: Eve and Julian, Ellen and Jack, Fi and Michael, Liz and Hat, and Sydney with her constant parade of boyfriends. After many good years of close and comfortable friendship, they now feel as safe and secure together as possible. One drunken night, a new idea is broached, to take their relationship one step further: partner swapping. At first it is good fun. They think they can handle it. But it is all too late when they realise the profound effect it has had on them all: as individuals, as couples, as lovers, and as friends. An emotive portrait of people caught in events that move swiftly beyond their control...

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Niall Johnson


Jason Flinter, Craig Johnson


Anthony Edridge, Sorcha Brooks, Richard Cherry

Director of Photography

Gordon Hickie


David Thrasher


Niall Johnson

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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