A lazy St. Tropez vacation beside the Hockneyesque swimming pool (la piscine) for lovers Alain Delon and Romy Schneider — until her ex (Maurice Ronet) suddenly drops in with his daughter (Jane Birkin) — and, as a former ménage à trois becomes a ménage à quatre, mortal consequences loom. Long a cult film in France and celebrated as a masterpiece of Gallic Noir — with much of the action taking place around the colorful, sun-splashed swimming pool of the title. Music by Michel Legrand. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière and director Deray. (Synopsis from Film Forum)
Restored in 4K from the original 35mm negative. Restoration supervised by Filmo, commissioned by SND, with the support of the CNC.
“Sunstroked and sex-soaked, Jacques Deray's French Riviera-set tale of high-stakes hedonism, originally released in 1969, offers many sensuous pleasures.” —Melissa Anderson, 4Columns “A pristine restoration… Pretty people behaving poorly in beautiful settings is something we don’t see as much of in cinema as we used to. This is a master class in the subgenre, and one of unusual depth.” —Glenn Kenny, Critic’s Pick, New York Times