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2,463 Ratings

Swimming Pool

Directed by François Ozon
France, United Kingdom, 2003
Thriller, Mystery, Drama


A British author seeks inspiration and solitude at her publishers holiday home in in the South of France. Her quietude is soon disrupted by the reckless, erotic lifestyle of the his daughter. Their tumultuous interactions set off a series of disturbing events.

Our take

After a career comeback with Under the Sand, British actor Charlotte Rampling reunites with François Ozon in this erotic thriller, contemporary and Hitchcockian, with a twist that’s to die for. Co-starring Ludivine Sagnier, fresh from Ozon’s 8 femme as Rampling’s femme fatale adversary.

Swimming Pool Directed by François Ozon

Critics reviews

Swimming Pool is the type of arty, erotic French film that points toward ridiculousness without actually landing there… The psychologically fraught relationship between the women recalls Mulholland Dr. and though Swimming Pool doesn’t quite get into disturbing David Lynch territory, it does provide a fine example of strange, sexy moviemaking filled with alluring images and moments of confusion.
November 12, 2014
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