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Fifty Years Later

La piscine • 27m

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    Director Jacques Deray and his producers added the brief final shot presented here to LA PISCINE upon its release in Spain in 1969, to appease Franco-era censors upset by its morally ambiguous original ending. The same shot also concludes the English-language version of the film.

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