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|Format:||DVD||Leading Role:||Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier|
|In Francois Ozon's SWIMMING POOL, Charlotte Rampling plays Sarah Morton, a prim and proper British author who has written a successful series of mystery-crime novels. However, when she visits her London publisher (Charles Dance) in a dour mood, wearing a depressive pout, and complains that she's no longer his favorite, he invites her to use his vacation home in the south of France as a tranquil escape to try her hand at writing something different. Once there, Sarah receives an unexpected and highly unwelcome visit from his bold, sexy, confrontational teenage daughter Julie (Ludivine Sagnier). The two are instantly at odds with each other, as Julie drinks, smokes, and slinks around the pool topless. Her loose sexual mores and mysterious late nights infuriate Sarah, whose puritanical unease is only exacerbated in Julie's presence. Wonderful scenes of Sarah writing at her computer, her lips twitching wickedly with twisted inspiration, indicate that the story is about to take a turn for the weird. And that it does, quickly, as booze-clouded activities by the swimming pool become dark and seedy.In this immaculate thriller, Rampling and Sagnier ignite the screen with static tension. Stunted conversations, resentful glances, and strange insights about the personality of each character give the story a tangible electricity. The idyllic vacation home and sun-drenched swimming pool put an ironic spin on the haunting story. And as Ozon works his magic with pensive camerawork, providing moments of true visual comedy that only enhance the plot's intrigue, viewers will delight in what is at once an understated yet powerful narrative feat.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||6477007|
|Product Key Features|
|Rating||R, R (MPAA)|
|Additional Product Features|
|Leading Role||Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||1|
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eXeCeLLeNT psychological thrills... WARNING SPOILER
I saw this on cable with my sister, and then since I like all things French I bought the dvd. We chatted the other day about the ending, movie fans that we are. She didn't get that the whole episode at the French house was part of her imagination. WARNING, DON'T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM, IT INCLUDES A SPOILER. The authoress is at an empty house and empty village and she invents all the characters and their antics in the first 60 minutes of the film, which you don't actally know till the end of the film when the real, pudgy faced pre-teen girl with braces greets her father in his office, not the same girl. My sister, complained that she didn't get the ending, until we talked about the fact that what we're seeing is what is inside the writer's head as she writes, not any actual events. The daughter idea was planted by her editor, he couldn't go because he had to look after his daughter. After all what bestselling author would involver herself in a real life murder? Non-sensical unless you know that the majority of the movie is her work of fiction. Then the ending is clear as day. I found the film to read like a good book. The coo is that the scriptwriter has fooled you to the end. In my opinion that is fine writing. See it twice, you'll see what an excellent film this really is. MR **If you found this information at all helpful, please take a moment to select the "yes" button below. The more people that select the "yes" button, the better the chance this REVIEW is seen by more eBay members.