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The Swimming Pool
7.6
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1,771 Ratings

THE SWIMMING POOL

La piscine

Directed by Jacques Deray
France, Italy, 1969
Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

A couple’s summer holiday on the Côte d’Azur is interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance and his eighteen-year-old daughter—unleashing a gathering wave of sexual tension, jealousy, and sudden violence.

Synopsis

A couple’s summer holiday on the Côte d’Azur is interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance and his eighteen-year-old daughter—unleashing a gathering wave of sexual tension, jealousy, and sudden violence.

Our take

Jacques Deray assembles what is arguably one of the most attractive casts ever—including Alain Delon and Romy Schneider at the top of their game—for this sultry poolside thriller. The filmic embodiment of the height of summer, La Piscine is as hot and languid as an August afternoon.