Editors' pick

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool movie poster
MPAA rating: R
Genre: Drama
Style's Stephen Hunter says in this excellent thriller, "the tension is never crushing, as it would be in an American job." Weekend's Desson Howe says the movie "gets lost in its ultimately convoluted conceit," but for much of its running time is "a superb modulation of menace, tension, mystery and eroticism."
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, Marc Fayolle, Jean-Francois Lamour
Director: Francois Ozon
Running time: 01:42
Release: Opened Jul 2, 2003
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Editorial Review

Principal Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier.

Behind the Camera: French director and co-writer Francois Ozon made "Under the Sand" and "8 Women."

The Skinny: A British mystery author (Rampling) visits her publisher's (Dance) home in the South of France for inspiration for her next book. But when she meets his unusual daughter (Sagnier), her life changes in ways she hadn't expected.

Points of Interest: This project reunites Ozon with Rampling, who starred in "Under the Sand," and with Sagnier, who was in "8 Women."

-- Desson Howe, Weekend