The Swimming Pool (La Piscine)
The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) (1969)

This convoluted and snail-paced French melodrama centers upon handsome Jean-Paul and his sexy mistress Marianne. When they meet up with a friend of theirs and his toothsome teenage daughter, they are soon swapping partners and playing… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 26, 1987
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Film4

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.

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Lisa Williams
Electric Sheep

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.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

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.

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Tom Dawson
Total 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.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A tour de force of sexual longing and controlled suspense.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Veronique Kwak
yes, i knew alain delon was so impeccably beautiful in his youth, but there's just something in him that keeps me from being totally mesmerized by this… More
Mark Abell
Beautiful people in a beautiful setting tell a tale with lots of dark undertones in this French film from 1969. Shades of Lolita with a layer of rampant… More