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. –IMDb
Jerzy Skolimowski (born May 5, 1938) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious Polish Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films since his 1960 début Oko wykol (The Menacing Eye). He lived in Los Angeles where he painted in a figurative, expressionist mode and acted occasionally in films. More recently, he began dividing his time between the US and Poland and returned to film making as a writer and director after a 17 year hiatus with Four Nights With Anna (Cztery noce z Anna) in 2008.
Polish director Skolimowski captures a sense of dread at the end of the Swinging Sixties in much the same way as Cammell and Roeg did in Performance. An introverted young man gets a job at a run-down public baths where he meets a sexy co-worker. Her teasing provokes him to become infatuated but his emotional immaturity leads to a tragic climax. A very strange and disturbing erotic thriller, well worth checking out...
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Restored and revived earlier this year, Deep End sees a run at BAM in New York from Friday through Thursday.
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