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Swiss Army Man is a 2016 surrealist comedydrama film directed by Dan Kwan and . The film follows Hank, a man stranded on a deserted island who finds a corpse named Manny washed up on the beach. Hank discovers that Manny has a variety of useful abilities and begins to use him as a tool to help him survive and find his way back to civilization. Along the way, the two develop an unlikely friendship as Hank teaches Manny about life and the world around him.


Swiss Army Man is a quirky and unique film that has gained a cult following since its release. The film's blend of comedy and drama is unconventional, and the use of a corpse as a main character may turn some viewers off. However, the film's heartfelt message about human connection and the power of imagination resonates with many.

The performances by and , who plays the role of Manny the corpse, are outstanding. The film's surreal visuals and creative soundtrack also add to the overall experience.


Swiss Army Man was nominated for several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered in 2016. The film won the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic category and the Best Editing Award. It also won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Director at the Seattle International Film Festival.


Swiss Army Man has gained a significant following since its release, particularly among fans of unconventional and thought-provoking cinema. The film has a rating of 7.0 on IMDb and a 72% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While the film may not be for everyone, its unique premise and heartfelt message have resonated with many viewers.

Directed by
Written by
Produced by
  • Eval Rimmon
  • Lauren Mann
  • Lawrence Inglee
  • Jonathan Wang
  • Miranda Bailey
  • Amanda Marshall
Cinematography Larkin Seiple
Edited by Matthew Hannam
Music by
  • Andy Hull
  • Robert McDowell

Jeremy Michael King

  • Tadmor
  • Astrakan Films AB
  • Cold Iron Pictures
  • Blackbird Films
  • Prettybird
Distributed by A24
Release dates
  • January 22, 2016 (Sundance)
  • June 24, 2016 (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million
Box office $5.8 million

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