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Deep End (1970)

15-year-old dropout Mike takes a job at Newford Baths, where inappropriate sexual behaviour abounds, and becomes obsessed with his coworker Susan.

Director:

Jerzy Skolimowski

Writers:

Jerzy Skolimowski, Jerzy Gruza (as J. Gruza) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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Quotes

Michael 'Mike': I love her.
Cinema Owner: You perverted little monster.
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Soundtracks

Mother Sky
(uncredited)
Music by Irmin Schmidt
Performed by Can
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Vivid and indelible.
5 December 2017 | by esotericbonanzaSee all my reviews

Vividly shot on location, this is a fantastically alive film, springing nervously and excitedly around the most immediate of instinctual feelings. Managing with precision to communicate the sensory effect of these emotions, Deep End is almost a primal film, and is told largely from the perspective of its lead male character, mirroring his understanding of the world as one of absolutes and intensities. Snappily edited and perceptively performed, this is an indelible experience.


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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1971 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep End See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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