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

GP  -  Crime | Drama  -  August 1970 (USA)
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Delon, Schneider and Ronet are a love triangle that leads to disaster.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Marianne
Maurice Ronet ...
Harry
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Pénélope
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L'inspecteur Lévêque
Steve Eckardt ...
Fred (as Steve Eckhardt)
Maddly Bamy ...
La mulâtre qui danse (as Madlybamy)
Suzie Jaspard ...
Emilie
Thierry Chabert ...
Un ami
Stéphanie Fugain ...
Une amie à la party
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Ruth Price ...
Singer
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Storyline

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

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In 2009, the clips from the film featuring Alain Delon (along with Michel Legrand's "Le Slow de La Piscine" from the movie's soundtrack) were used in Christian Dior's commercials for Eau Savage perfume. See more »

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Sluggish, atmospheric French thriller.
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"Sluggish" is the key word here. In the movie's sluggish first hour, director Jacques Deray does little except perfectly capturing the atmosphere of summer heat - the blazing sun, the rippling water of a pool, the sensuousness of the almost-naked bodies....while the characters say things like "I'm going to shave", compete in swimming and go shopping. Because this is also supposed to be a thriller, a murder must eventually come - and it comes after 80 minutes, in an atmospheric and memorable, but also poorly motivated scene. The aftermath of the murder is as sluggish as its preparation. It's really a well-made film, but maybe TOO suggestive - the audience has to fill in too many blanks. Another problem, already pointed out by a previous reviewer, is that Birkin (the young girl that catches Delon's eye) is a lot less attractive than Schneider (the woman he already has by his side) (**)


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