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5.0 out of 5 stars
uncomfortably brilliant, 12 Mar. 2000
I think this may be Burt Lancaster's finest film. It's charts the unravelling of a late 60's wasp as he swims home - by visiting his neighbours and their pools. The accumulative disintegration of the facade in which he exists is painful viewing and Lancaster plays it with such authenticity that you can't help empathise with him, whilst feeling utter contempt for him. They only made 'em like this in the 70's....