The Home for Broken Toys

2019 MOFF Selection

About This Project


Holly Butcher

Total Running Time:



United Kingdom


Every weekend through the winter, a group of middle-aged men, who dub themselves the East German Ladies Swimming Team, plunge into the freezing waters of a pond in central London. ‘The Home for Broken Toys’ follows the team through one season to explore their motivations for braving the extreme cold each week, a decision which seems alien to the filmmaker. The reasons she discovers are by turns comedic, poignant, and profound.

This film to be screened at:

8/30/2019 – Rangeley Lakeside Theater – Rangeley – (FB Event)

8/30 Rangeley, MOFF 2019