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Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Francois Ozon doesn't direct with nary a heavy hand in the symbolic, character-driven Swimming Pool which showcases fine performances from veteran Charlotte Rampling (Under the Sand) and the youthful Ludivine Sangnier (8 Women).  This coyly mounted French psychological drama involves Rampling's mystery writer Sarah Morton finding a nice change of pace in the holiday abode of her eccentric London publisher John Bosload, the dignified Charles Dance.

Ozon, also the scenarist, is again intrigued by the opposite sex and water without its natural salt content and works nicely on the tension that develops between Sarah and Sagnier's rebellious Julie, Bosload's estranged sexy daughter.  The writer of detective fiction is called Miss Marple by the free-spirited Julie and feelings of frustration and repression are handled with cool ambiguity by Ozon who again has a knack for keeping his audience interested in his characters and story.

 
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