France, Italy| 1969| DCP| 124 min.| French with English subtitles
Director: Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin
Jean-Paul (Delon) and Marianne (Schneider) indulge in their passion for each other while borrowing a friend’s luxurious villa in the south of France. When the friend (Maurice Ronet) and his daughter (Birkin) arrive unexpectedly, rivalries and insecurities surface and events take a sinister turn. In this tightly constructed and gripping thriller from the director of Symphony for a Massacre, “Seething passion and emotional chaos lie beneath the symbolically placid surface of the villa’s swimming pool, which becomes the site for both seduction and violent revenge” (Dave Kehr, The New York Times).