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The Swimming Pool

6.5
1,108
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Original title
La piscine
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jean-Claude Carrière, Jacques Deray (Story: Alain Page)
Music
Michel Legrand
Cinematography
Jean-Jacques Tarbes
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Italy; Tritone Cinematografica / Société Nationale de Cinematographie. Distributed by Embassy Pictures
Genre
Mystery. Drama | Cop Movies. Jealousy
Synopsis / Plot
Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) is an out-of-work writer having an affair with Marianne (Romy Schneider), a successful journalist. As they frolic in a swimming pool in St. Tropez, she receives a call from the record executive Harry (Maurice Ronet). He arrives with his nubile young daughter (Jane Birkin). Harry and Marianne were once lovers and he makes a pass at her. Meanwhile, Jean-Paul makes a pass at Harry's daughter. After some drinking, Harry and Jean-Paul fight, resulting in Harry being pushed into the pool. Jean-Paul refuses to help the struggling man as he drowns, and the young couple tries to get their stories straight in order to avoid being charged with murder in this sometimes masochistic feature from France.
Critics' reviews
  • "[A] handsome, stunningly designed film"
  • It was the fourth most popular movie at the French box office in 1969. In Italy it was released with twenty minutes cut out, but it became also a popular success. The film "A Bigger Splash" (2016), directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Dakota Johnson was loosely based on 'La Piscine.'
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