The Swimming Pool (La Piscine)
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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 as 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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sexy but slow-moving slice of Sixties style that merits more attention than its been given on this side of the Channel. Its hardly an overlooked classic, though."
‑ , Film4
"Deray does a deft job in capturing the hedonism and abandon of the period, where good looks and chic clothes conceal dark feelings that lurk beneath the surface, helped by a toe-tapping soundtrack by Michel Legrand."
‑ Lisa Williams, Electric Sheep
"Like the swimming pool focal point of the film, things on the surface may look bright and inviting but deeper down there is something altogether more chilling."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"An intriguing forerunner to François Ozon's Swimming Pool, it's languidly paced and elegantly lensed, though its prize asset is Delon/ Schneider's sexual sizzle."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"A tour de force of sexual longing and controlled suspense."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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