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La piscine

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    Taking advantage of its four lead actors’ multilingual abilities, LA PISCINE was shot simultaneously in French and English near Saint-Tropez, France, from August to October 1968. Presented here is the slightly shorter English-language version of the film, THE SWIMMING POOL: “FIRST LOVE NEVER DIES...

  • Fifty Years Later

    Agnès Vincent-Deray, the widow of director Jacques Deray, made this short documentary on the production of LA PISCINE in 2019, on the occasion of that film’s fiftieth anniversary. It features interviews with actors Alain Delon and Jane Birkin as well as screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean-...

  • LA PISCINE Spanish Ending

    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.