Mysterious and sexy, Swimming Pool (2003) has many stylish things going for it. The two female leads (Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier) work perfectly together. The cinematography is excellent. It is a tad naughty, with quite a bit of nudity, but not gratuitous. And it has a nice twist at the end… one that will definitely leave the viewer guessing.
Charlotte Rampling plays a British novelist who has been a little high strung as of late. Her publisher sends her to stay at his house in France for quiet, relaxation and inspiration. She happily goes and initially enjoys her stay. That is, however, until the publisher’s daughter (Ludivine Sagnier) shows up unexpectedly, planning to share the house.