Thursday, November 20, 2008

La Piscine

An epic psychological thriller directed by Jacques Deray in 1969, starring the equally epic couple Romy Schneider and Alain Delon.

Lovers Marianne (Romy Schneider) and Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) spend their vacation in a villa near St Tropez.
The main feature of the villa is a swimming pool, stage for most of the action.
After a visit Marianne invites former lover Harry and his teenage daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin) to stay. Tension between the grown- ups rises especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.
The consequences are deadly.

I love this movie because it's one of those movies were the tension just keeps on rising higher and higher yet the rythme stays the same.
And they were so young and so beautiful in it.

1 comment:

Every Little Counts said...

i am putting this in my netflix queue right now. i can't wait!