Open Air | La Piscine

This sexy psychological thriller stars Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, France’s hottest young stars of the 1960s, and shimmers with cool jazz and mid-summer menace.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
Time & Tickets

This superb French classic mingles sensuality and slow-burn suspense in a psychological thriller featuring two of France’s most ravishing stars, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider, whose past off-screen romance infused their performances with a palpable erotic charge. They are Jean-Paul and Marianne, lapping up the heat of southern France beside the pool of a luxurious villa, lent to them by a friend. Alone, the lovers can indulge in their passion for each other, although from the outset there is an edgy undertow to their amorous play.

Their idyll is interrupted by the impromptu arrival of their friend Harry, a garrulous, boozing record producer with his 18-year-old daughter, Pénélope, in tow. This visit triggers the eruption of latent rivalries and insecurities, leading events to take a sinister turn. LA PISCINE was remade in 2015 by Luca Guadagnino as A BIGGER SPLASH.

Jacques Deray, France, 1969, 120 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin, Paul Crauchet.
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