Deep End

Feature Film | UK, DE 1971 | 88' | OV

Screened at the Venice Film Festival in September 1970, DEEP END would have been a sure contender for the Golden Lion – if awards had been given out at all at the event. As a tribute to the egalitarian zeitgeist of the time, however, no ceremony was held that year. Bad luck stayed with director Jerzy Skolimowski: following a brief theatrical run in 1971, his film was relegated to stock archives for decades due to legal disputes. Now, finally, a freshly restored print has been made available for public screenings once again. DEEP END fully lives up to its cult film status – last not least due to its soundtrack, which features an eclectic range of musicians from Cat Stevens to Can. This is the tale of an amour fou between a 15-year-old bath house attendant and his colleague, just a few years his elder (played by Paul McCartney’s one-time fiancée, Jane Asher). DEEP END marries the playful romanticism of François Truffaut and Roman Polanski’s dark surrealism to create a uniquely dreamy coming-of-age story.

Director
Jerzy Skolimowski
Script
Jerzy Skolimowski, Jerzy Gruza, & Boleslaw Sulik
Photography
Charly Steinberger
Editor
Barrie Vince
Music
Cat Stevens, Can
Production Design
Anthony Pratt, Max Ott Jr.
Principal Cast
John Moulder-Brown, Jane Asher
Producers
Lutz Hengst, Helmut Jedele
Executive Producer
Judd Bernard
Production
Maran, Kettledrum

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Selected filmography Jerzy Skolimowski

KNIFE IN THE WATER (1962), THE LIGHTSHIP (1985), FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA (2008), ESSENTIAL KILLING (2010)