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Deep Water (15) S

Sunday 21 August 2016 to Thursday 25 August 2016

Deep Water (15) S

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  • Director Michel Deville
  • Origin France
  • Year 1981
  • Duration 93 minutes

Part of Adapting Highsmith: A Season of Patricia Highsmith Adaptations

Middle aged perfumer Vic Allen (Jean-Louis Trintigant) lives on the island of Jersey with his young wife Melanie (Isabelle Huppert) and their daughter Marion (Sandrine Kljajic). Melanie embarks on a string of extra-marital flirtations, all with her husband’s apparent approval, but mild-mannered, chess-playing Vic soon has murder on his mind.

Directed by Michel Deville (Death In A French Garden, La Lectrice),  This version of Highsmith’s 1957 novel has a dark humour poised mischievously between Luis Bunuel and Claude Chabrol.