Some of France’s sexiest stars ignite this combustible drama that transpires (as the title implies) in and around the swimming pool of a beautiful villa near Saint-Tropez. Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) and Marianne (Romy Schneider) are enjoying a sun-filled summer holiday at their friends’ villa when surprise houseguests drop by: Harry (Maurice Ronet), a mutual friend who also shares a past with Marianne, and Harry’s 18-year-old daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin). This photogenic foursome unleashes a wave of sexual tension, jealousy and potential violence. Director Jacques Deray had already established himself as a specialist in thrillers, but this sleekly erotic drama, which he wrote with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriére, allowed him to perform a deep-dive on relationships. First released in 1969-70, La Piscine has undergone a beautiful color restoration in its original French version with new English subtitles. The eye-candy of the cast is augmented by 60s fashions and the cool jazz score by Michel Legrand. Come and take a dip! In French with English subtitles. Director: Jacques Deray (France/Italy 1969) 124 min.