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Swimming Pool 2002 15

102 mins France Director. François Ozon

François Ozon's feature revolves on disruption, as quiet contemplation yields to escalating danger. Promiscuity trumps repression too, but Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier make it a grand battle. A third character – the Avignon summerhouse – provides a tainted elegance wholly in keeping with the theme.

The film had a presence at many of the major awards, including nominations for a Palme d'Or and two Césars.

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Directed by

François Ozon


Charlotte Rampling

Ludivine Sagnier

Charles Dance




Sex Cannes Film Festival


15 Contains strong sex and language.







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