Wednesday, 7 March 2012

deep end (1970) - jerzy skolimowski

This film should have been just up my street (old git that l am).
Deep End features a young and attractive (even in a yellow raincoat) Jane Asher,  a cameo by Diana Dors, music by Cat Stevens and Can (billed as 'The Can' in the opening credits),  and it is set in 1970's London (and features some nudity by Asher!).
The trouble is,  it is crap.  Poorly acted,  with unbelievable scenes,  bad dubbing,  and boring.
A young lad gets a job at a swimming pool,  where he meets (and falls in love with) an older assistant (Asher).  Instead of slapping him because he was an annoying little twat,  she toys with his emotions,  and he ends up accidentally killing her.  By then, l was just bored and annoyed (a lethal mixture).
This film was thought to be lost at one time,  and, although l am up for seeing period pieces from that era,  it wouldn't have been a great loss.
The best bit for me (apart from seeing Asher naked),  was 'Mother Sky' by Can being played while the young lad bought hotdogs.  That's how bad this film is,  and not in a 'so bad it's good' kind of way either.
It was just bad.

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