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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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Sluggish, atmospheric French thriller. 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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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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16 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Sluggish, atmospheric French thriller., 12 January 2005
Author: gridoon

"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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