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      Swimming Pool

      R Released Jul 2, 2003 1 hr. 42 min. Mystery & Thriller Drama List
      83% 155 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score When uptight British writer Sarah Morton (Charlotte Rampling) has difficulty with her new detective novel, her publisher, John Bosload (Charles Dance), sends her to his French country home to unwind. Once Sarah warms up to her new surroundings, her peace and quiet is interrupted by the arrival of Bosload's daughter, Julie (Ludivine Sagnier), a beautiful, uninhibited young woman. Though the two clash, they eventually form an unlikely bond -- one that is strained when things take a dramatic turn. Read More Read Less
      Swimming Pool

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      A sensual thriller with two engaging performers demanding our undivided attention.

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      Gary W Stylish, erotic drama that has two amazing lead actresses in Charlotte Rampling & Ludvine Sagnier, great cinematography, an extremely well written script & the usual directorial finesse of Froncois Ozon. Lots of nudity & sex scenes, so not for the easily offended & you even get a Charles Dance cameo for good measure. Reviewed from a US import DVD so not sure if the UK version is edited. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/25/23 Full Review StephenPaul C The greatest 01 hour: and 42 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/26/23 Full Review M7AMD A first of all how is this movie has above average rating!. the story is just plain and not interesting the characters are dull, i felt like im watching a teenage film from Netflix, i was patient and hoped the movie would get better at the end but i couldn't wait i was getting bored of this mainly fillers and skipped forward and i am very thankful i did because the ending was really dumb. i regret i wasted my time watching this terrible movie, so my final score is 1/10 strongly not recommended, one of the worst movies I've watched this year. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 06/26/23 Full Review daniel n This mysterious and sensual thriller with a pleasantly slow pace will keep you captivated from beginning till end leaving you confused about what was fiction and what was reality. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Feels like an artsy erotica without any other point, especially due to the controversial ending Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It never reveals more than it wants to at any time. The ending comes as a surprise, but actually is totally in step with the rest of the movie. Outstanding film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Keith Uhlich ToxicUniverse.com [Ozon] treats his actresses like ruined objets d'art, fallen older goddesses (or corruptible youthful ones) who are just grist for his pop cultural mill. Rated: 3/5 Sep 30, 2003 Full Review Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel Ozon simultaneously manages to make his film lazily sexual and crisply suspenseful. Rated: 3/5 Aug 8, 2003 Full Review Stephen Rebello The Advocate Swimming Pool is a perfectly good summer movie -- but here's hoping for something even bolder and more decisive from Ozon next time. May 27, 2022 Full Review Darren Frei Out Magazine Taut, charged, and haunting. May 27, 2022 Full Review PJ Nabarro Patrick Nabarro A classy, frothy little thriller which isn't intended to be taken too much at face value as any kind of rigorous treatise on writing or the idea of the unreliable narrator. Rated: 4/5 Oct 31, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When uptight British writer Sarah Morton (Charlotte Rampling) has difficulty with her new detective novel, her publisher, John Bosload (Charles Dance), sends her to his French country home to unwind. Once Sarah warms up to her new surroundings, her peace and quiet is interrupted by the arrival of Bosload's daughter, Julie (Ludivine Sagnier), a beautiful, uninhibited young woman. Though the two clash, they eventually form an unlikely bond -- one that is strained when things take a dramatic turn.
      Director
      François Ozon
      Screenwriter
      François Ozon, Emmanuèle Bernheim
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      France 2 Cinema, Le Studio Canal +
      Rating
      R (Nudity|Language|Some Drug Use|Some Violence|Strong Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 2, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 12, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $10.1M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)