15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael 'Mike' (as John Moulder Brown)
Karl Michael Vogler ...
Swimming instructor
Christopher Sandford ...
Chris - fiance
Mike's 1st lady client
Louise Martini ...
Beata 'Lovely Continental' - prostitute
Erica Beer ...
Baths cashier
Anita Lochner ...
Anne-Marie Kuster ...
Nightclub receptionist (as Annemarie Kuster)
Hot Dog Girl
Christine Paul-Podlasky ...
White Clouth Girl (as Christina Paul)
Dieter Eppler ...
Karl Ludwig Lindt ...
Baths manager
Eduard Linkers ...
Cinema Owner
Will Danin ...
Younger Policeman


15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike does his best to sabotage the relationship, to the extent of stalking both her and her fiancé. Mike becomes increasingly desperate to have Susan for himself, with tragic results. Written by alfiehitchie

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If you can't have the real thing-- you do all kinds of unreal things.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

18 March 1971 (Denmark)  »

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Adolescente Perversa  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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Michael 'Mike': I love her.
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obsession in run down public swimming pool
9 July 2010 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A teenage boy's first job is as an attendant who brings towels and other items to an odd clientele at a public bath house that is equipped with what appears to be an olympic sized swimming pool. He immediately falls for his co-worker, a young woman in her twenties, who leads him on a bit out of fun, and even has some sexual interest in him as we see in one scene when she spies him putting his pants on. While she remains detached he goes from infatuation to obsession, following her and her fiancé around town after hours. However the more important action occurs in the bathhouse which looks run-down and is photographed in its drabby and richly dark colors. The place itself is as as much importance as are the two main characters, the boy who is coming of age and the object of his obsession, his pretty young co-worker. In an ideal setting things would have been different, but here the decrepit bathhouse seems to influence the events in a darker and mildly disturbing way. Within it occurs the film's climax, in the pool, with the two of them, his obsession,and her sexy acquiesence, leading to the ending that makes this a movie that you may not always think about, but probably won't forget.

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