'Swimming Pool' is a subtle, slow burning, thinking person's movie. It is not merely an erotic thriller as some philistines have assumed. Do not expect questions to be answered, as you are left to decide what has happened on screen. The film's narrative unfolds, as Sarah Morton's thoughts on her latest novel materialise. If you can piece together the events and make sense of them, then all very well and good, however if you are left slightly confused at the end, do not dispair, this is all part of the experience. Simply sit back and enjoy this witty and intelligent thriller that boasts a wonderfully classy performance from Charlotte Rampling, and an equally sassy turn from Ludivine Sagnier. In fact just immerse yourself in the development of Sarah (Rampling) and Julie's (Sagnier) relationship, their differences and the discoveries they make about each other. Essentially this is a film about storytelling without compromises, and that is probably why questions are left unanswered. Sarah refuses to churn out another mass produced detective novel, and Julie relinquishes her mother's rejected manuscript for Sarah's use, and in turn these women make their own stories on paper, in life and psychologically.