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The Swimming Pool (1969)

La piscine (original title)
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

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Jacques Deray

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Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation), Jacques Deray (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Alain Delon ... Jean-Paul
Romy Schneider ... Marianne
Maurice Ronet ... Harry
Jane Birkin ... Pénélope
Paul Crauchet ... L'inspecteur Lévêque
Suzie Jaspard Suzie Jaspard ... Emilie
Maddly Bamy Maddly Bamy ... La mulâtre qui danse (as Madlybamy)
Thierry Chabert Thierry Chabert ... Un ami
Steve Eckardt Steve Eckardt ... Fred (as Steve Eckart)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Price ... Singer
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. The main feature of the villa is a swimming pool, stage for most of the action. After a visit Marianne invites former lover Harry and his teenage daughter Penelope to stay. Tension between the grown-ups rises especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. The consequences are deadly. Written by Peter Zunneberg <p.zunneberg@tip.nl>

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The most dangerous love-game ever played. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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GP | See all certifications »
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Jane Birkin's first French film. See more »

Goofs

A body of someone that has just drowned does not float on water. Only after the decaying process has started and gases build up in the body does the body float to the surface. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Paul: You talk a lot about the others, but never a word about Harry.
Marianne: Because there's nothing to tell.
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Alternate Versions

English version. As all the cast, except Paul Crauchet, were fluent in English the scenes were shot both in French and in English. This version proves to be funny for the English-by-the-book used in the dialogue (obviously a line by line rendition of the original French script). See more »

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Featured in Champs-Elysées: Episode dated 1 November 1986 (1986) See more »

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De Souvenirs en Regrets
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
Solo Violin by Stéphane Grappelli
Solo Voices by Michel Legrand and Christiane Legrand
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The Swimming Pool
2 November 1999 | by Smalling-2See all my reviews

A writer and his girlfriend spend their virtually happy holiday in a villa on the French Riviera, but with the arrival of their old friend and his young daughter various psychological games begin.

Effective, if derivative psycho-drama of surface calm and overheated passions beneath, with echoes of "Plein Soleil", "Knife in the Water", etc. Good performances and generally skillful handling.


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Release Date:

August 1970 (USA) See more »

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