The Swimming Pool (1969)
June 19, 2021 10:40 AM - Subscribe

(AKA La piscine). Set in a magnificent villa near a sun-drenched St. Tropez, lovers Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) and Marianne (Romy Schneider) are spending a happy, lazy summer holiday. Their only concern is to gratify their mutual passion - until the day when Marianne invites her former lover and his beautiful teenage daughter (Jane Birkin) to spend a few days with them. From the first moment, a certain uneasiness and tension begin to develop between the four, which soon escalates in a dangerous love-game.

Currently in revival at your local rep theater, good viewing for a hot summer day. Delon insisted that the director cast his former lover Schneider, and they have a sizzling chemistry. It's the kind of film where you know someone's getting killed, you're just not sure who. (It's also the kind of film that reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in the 80s reading about adult social life and wondering why everyone had to be so miserable at parties.)
posted by praemunire (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've started this, oh a couple times, maybe should grab a copy for when I'm in the right mood and have just the right fromage snacks.
posted by sammyo at 12:08 PM on June 22, 2021

Wouldn't hurt to be drunk enough to feel languid.
posted by praemunire at 1:58 PM on June 22, 2021

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