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La piscine - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance
Starring: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet
Director: Jacques Deray
Plot Sypnosis:

The bright sun of the French Riviera is deceptive in this languorously alluring exercise in slow-burn suspense from thriller specialist JACQUES DERAY(Borsalino) and legendary screenwriter JEAN?CLAUDE CARRIÈRE (Belle de jour). Ten years after their breakup, one of European cinema’s most iconic real-life couples, ALAIN DELON (Le samouraï) and ROMY SCHNEIDER (The Trial), reunited for this film, bringing a palpable erotic chemistry to their performances as the bronzed and beautiful vacationers whose blissed-out summer holiday on the Côte d’Azur is interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance (Elevator to the Gallows’ MAURICE RONET) and his eighteen-year-old daughter (Blow-Up’s JANE BIRKIN)—unleashing a gathering tidal wave of sexual tension, jealousy, and sudden violence. A paragon of 1960s modernist cool thanks to effortlessly chic clothes and a loungy MICHEL LEGRAND score, La piscine dives deep to reveal sinister undercurrents roiling beneath its seductive surfaces.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1969
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 122
Specs: New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressedmonaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.66:1
Audio Formats: French: LPCM Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English
Special Features: • PLUS: An essay by film critic Jessica Kiang