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Swimming pool - Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, François Ozon

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

On the surface, all is calm.

Sarah Morton (Charlotte Rampling) is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload (Charles Dance) to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her - until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film France Franch mystery writer author Luberon villa pool

Persons of interest

  • Charlotte Rampling .... Sarah Morton
  • Ludivine Sagnier .... Julie
  • Charles Dance .... John Bosload
  • Marc Fayolle .... Marcel
  • Jean-Marie Lamour .... Franck
  • Mireille Mossé .... Marcel's daughter
  • Lauren Farrow .... Julia
  • Sebastian Harcombe .... Terry Long
  • Keith Yeates .... Sarah's father
  • Emmanuelle Bernheim .... Screenwriter
  • François Ozon .... Screenwriter
  • François Ozon .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

A good art-house drama/thriller with a twist. If you like your films medium-rare (or, the goddess forbid, blue) Swimming pool is a little over-done but not enough to cause indigestion.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level sex scenes)

Surveillance time

102 minutes (1:42 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 2 October 2003

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