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The Swimming Pool ()

La piscine (original title)
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises... See more »

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Jean-Paul
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Marianne
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Harry
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Pénélope
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L'inspecteur Lévêque
Suzie Jaspard ...
Emilie
Maddly Bamy ...
La mulâtre qui danse (as Madlybamy)
Thierry Chabert ...
Un ami
Steve Eckardt ...
Fred (as Steve Eckart)
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Ruth Price ...
Singer
Stéphanie Fugain ...
Une amie à la party (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Deray

Written by

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Jean-Claude Carrière ... (adaptation and dialogue)
 
Jacques Deray ... (adaptation and dialogue)
 
Alain Page ... (story) (as Jean-Emmanuel Conil)

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Gérard Beytout ... producer

Music by

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Michel Legrand

Cinematography by

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Jean-Jacques Tarbès

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Paul Cayatte

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Paul Laffargue

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André Courrèges

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Mariel Bernard ... hair stylist
Fernande Hugi ... makeup artist

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Jean Mylonas ... assistant director
Michele Sennet ... assistant director

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Claude Bourgoin ... assistant camera
Jean Chiabaut ... camera operator
Jean-Jaques Tarbes ... camera operator

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John Marshall ... subtitle script and timing (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • La piscina (Italy)
  • The Swimming Pool (United States)
  • The Sinners (United Kingdom)
  • La piscina (Spain)
  • Bazén (Czech Republic)
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  • 122 min
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Trivia 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 »
Goofs A body of someone that has just drowned does not float on water. Only after the decaying process has started and gases build up in the body does the body float to the surface. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in La vengeance du serpent à plumes (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Ask Yourself Why See more »

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