The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool ★★★

When sexual pervasiness and possessiveness gets canali\zed into murder. Much like a lot of early giallo it is a matter of applying antonioniennui for thriller mechanics, although here the surfaces operate into a slightdifferent register as the film is less interesting in increasing tension than following a previous designed pattern. Iy is all very silly, but effective rendered. Deray and his crew certainly makes it looks great and there's some strong camera work. The recurring private pool onipresence achieves a certain power, an open symbol of status and summer loose feelings that increasing plays like a trap characters can't avoid. The acting is very good throughout but it is ashame Scheneider is underused.