La Piscine (1969)
"La piscine" (original title)

GP  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  August 1970 (USA)
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. Marianne invites former lover, Harry and his teenage daughter, Penelope to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.



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Credited cast:
L'inspecteur Lévêque
Steve Eckardt ...
Fred (as Steve Eckhardt)
Maddly Bamy ...
La mulâtre qui danse (as Madlybamy)
Suzie Jaspard ...
Thierry Chabert ...
Un ami
Stéphanie Fugain ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Price ...


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 <>

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Warm, wet bodies fresh in the sweet heat of loving. See more »


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La Piscine  »

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The Vuarnet 006 sunglasses worn by Alain Delon in the film became a sensation. Matthias Schoenaerts wore a reissue of the sunglasses in the remake A Bigger Splash (2015). See more »


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Not flawless but still a classic
30 May 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This film about surface and inner passion (derangement, fear, etc...obviously symbolized by the pool) is a pleasure, mostly through the performances of Alain Delon and Romy Schneider. Most of the plot lies under the surface and there are many scenes where one must read between the lines to understand where everything will lead to. Okay, the film could have been a bit shorter, but the actors in my opinion really make up for it. We've seen everything now in the movies - but still, the opening sequence is one of the hottest scenes ever filmed. I cannot explain, see it yourself.

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