In February 2007 Martin Strel began a seemingly insane attempt to be the first person to swim the entire length of the world's most dangerous river, the mighty Amazon. Martin is an endurance swimmer from Slovenia, who swims rivers - the Mississippi, the Danube and the Yangtze to date - to highlight their pollution to the world. A rather overweight, horseburger loving Slovenian in his fifties who drinks two bottles of red wine a day, Martin undertakes a treacherous journey that brings him face to face with many obstacles, including water predators, rapids, and toxic pollution. As the days go by, Strel's physical fortitude is strained, along with his relationship with his son and his grip on reality. Big River Man is a psychological thrill ride that works as both a humorous character study and an enlightening environmental message; it has to be seen to be believed.
DVD Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital Stereo