Review: ‘Deep End’

Though its main locale is a rather seamy London public bath, director Jerzy Skolimowski has avoided tawdriness by a sympathy in, and awareness of, the excessive but essentially pure actions of his love-smitten boy whose good looks make him prey for all types of women who come for their public ablutions.

Though its main locale is a rather seamy London public bath, director Jerzy Skolimowski has avoided tawdriness by a sympathy in, and awareness of, the excessive but essentially pure actions of his love-smitten boy whose good looks make him prey for all types of women who come for their public ablutions.

Film gives the British scene a twist due to Skolimowski’s treatment of the tangled desires of a young boy whose need for love goes to a rather vulgar, but enticing fellow worker at the baths.

John Moulder-Brown has the deep voice of the time between puberty and manhood and the childish yet dedicated pursuit of his first deeply troubled reaction to a woman.

Skolimowski keeps the film alive with quirky incidents.

Deep End

W. Germany - US

Production

Maran/COKG/Kettledrum. Director Jerzy Skolimowski; Producer Maran Film-COKG-Kettledrum; Screenplay Jerzy Skolimowski, Jerzy Gruza, B. Sulik; Camera Charly Steinberger; Music Cat Ten

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 90 MIN.

With

Jane Asher John Moulder-Brown Karl Michael Vogler Christopher Sandford Diana Dors
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