Jacques Deray's erotic thriller La Piscine, starring Alain Delon and Romy Schneider, returns in a new 4K restoration exclusively in theaters. An idyllic Côte d'Azur holiday for lovers Delon and Schneider gets complicated when her ex-lover Maurice Ronet (Elevator to the Gallows, Purple Noon) suddenly shows up on their doorstep, with 18-year-old daughter Jane Birkin in tow...leading to bouts of jealousy, musical beds, drunkenness, and an accidental drowning. Or was it murder? Long a cult film in France, where it's celebrated as a masterpiece of Gallic Noir, much of the action takes place around the colorful, sun-splashed swimming pool of the title. Music by Michel Legrand. (Fully subtitled)
"Set in a to-die-for villa in the verdant hills overlooking Saint-Tropez, this icily elegant pas de quatre involves four of the most outrageously photogenic actors to ever appear on screen... We sit and revel in the glamour of it all, waiting for those hormonal and homicidal impulses to boil over—as, of course, they do."—David Melville, Sense of Cinema.