In this intense psychological thriller, we meet an old man who is married to a young woman. She is bored after 8 years of marriage, and flirts with other men right in front of him, both at parties and in their home. How will he handle this?
On the island of Jersey, off the French coast, Mélanie (Isabelle Huppert), a beautiful woman gifted with a captivating personality, enjoys having unimportant love affairs that her older husband Vic (Jean-Louis Trintignant) seems to endure with total indifference. Living in a grand house, they entertain often and mix with all the important people. Vic warns his wife's young lovers by saying that he has murdered a man who is now missing. So when the actual killer is caught, he is forced to take action.
The film is based on Highsmith’s fifth novel, Deep Water. It may not be her most well-known, but this subdued marital thriller gives us character portraits that are both impenetrable and deep. With this story, Highsmith wanted to answer the question of how much psychological torture a person can be subjected to before detonating.
Michel Deville (b. 1931) is a French director, writer, and producer. Deville started his filmmaking career in the late 1950s, and his comedies from the 1970s and 1980s were popular in France.
1999 Sachs' Disease
1988 The Reader
1985 Death in a French Garden
1978 Dossier 51
Fokus 2 (Bonordsalen)
|Programme:||Patricia Highsmith: Beautiful Shadows|
|Original title:||Eaux profondes|
|Run time:||1h 34m|
|Screenplay:||Michel Deville, Christopher Frank, Florence Delay|
|Cast:||Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic|