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La Piscine -- Delon, Schneider and Ronet are a love triangle that leads to disaster.


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Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation)
Jacques Deray (adaptation)
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Release Date:
August 1970 (USA) See more »
The most dangerous love-game ever played. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alain Delon ... Jean-Paul

Romy Schneider ... Marianne

Maurice Ronet ... Harry

Jane Birkin ... Pénélope

Paul Crauchet ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Price ... Singer

Directed by
Jacques Deray 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Claude Carrière  adaptation and dialogue
Jacques Deray  adaptation and dialogue
Alain Page  story (as Jean-Emmanuel Conil)

Produced by
Gérard Beytout .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
Film Editing by
Paul Cayatte 
Production Design by
Paul Laffargue 
Costume Design by
André Courrèges 
Makeup Department
Mariel Bernard .... hair stylist
Fernande Hugi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean Mylonas .... assistant director
Michele Sennet .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Bourgoin .... assistant camera
Jean Chiabaut .... camera operator
Jean-Jaques Tarbes .... camera operator
Music Department
Unart .... lyrics

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Also Known As:
"La piscine" - Italy (original title)
"The Swimming Pool" - USA
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120 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:

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Alain Delon said in an interview in 2011 that he cannot watch this film again. His ex-lover Romy Schneider and good friend Maurice Ronet both died prematurely and under tragic circumstances. Revisiting the scenes are simply too painful for him.See more »
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38 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Not flawless but still a classic, 30 May 2002
Author: trakl from Hamburg, Germany

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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