The Swimming Pool (La Piscine)
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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 erotic games. Unfortunately, a murder interrupts their fun.
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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