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Director:
Writers:
Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation)
Jacques Deray (adaptation)
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Release Date:
August 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The most dangerous love-game ever played. See more »
Plot:
Delon, Schneider and Ronet are a love triangle that leads to disaster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Superficial and slow-moving, but provides a certain nostalgia See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (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
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La piscine" - Italy (original title)
"The Swimming Pool" - USA
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Runtime:
120 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
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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Referenced in Monogamie für Anfänger (2008) (TV)See more »
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20 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Superficial and slow-moving, but provides a certain nostalgia, 6 August 1999
Author: allyjack from toronto

The movie is languid and superficial and slow-moving but that's generally fine, if you feel like revisiting one of those archetypal, now almost forgotten, mildly (extremely mildly) titillating flicks which used to show up (dubbed) in the Adults Only slot on Friday late-night British TV in the late seventies. The earlier sequences glisten with tanned flesh, against which the slowly building tensions (Ronet and Schneider's past affair; Delon's attraction toward the daughter; Delon's relative failure as a writer and his realization that Ronet doesn't really like him) sometimes seem almost resonant. The movie becomes merely formulaic once it has to tie up the strands of the murder though - the only question being whether Schneider will stay with Delon or not, and it's clear at the end that this amounts to little more than the flip of a coin. Neither the writing nor the acting in the later stretches is sufficient to make very much out of this game of psychological cat and mouse.

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