In a setting where ‘The White Lotus’ meets Body Horror, ‘Infinity Pool’ opens at a luxury resort in a fictional country. Writer James Foster (Alexander Skarsgård) is looking for inspiration, and his partner Em (Cleopatra Coleman) is trying to support a writer’s block who hasn’t had a new book published in six years. A beautiful young woman named Gabi (Mia Goth, also phenomenal) approaches James and tells him she’s a fan, and he’s instantly captivated. He convinces Em to leave the resort grounds with Gabi and her partner Alban (Jalil Lespert), despite it breaking the rules. After drinking, James has an accident on his way home that kills a local man.
All four travelers are taken to the sinister authorities, led by the fully sophisticated Thomas Kretschmann as Thresh. He explains to James that the country they are in has a very clear policy: Murders must be avenged by the victim’s son. A cloning process for very wealthy people, creating another James who is murdered while the original James watches. It’s a great concept, commenting on how the super-rich can get paid while asking people what they’d do if they saw them murdered.
What it does to James and all the other wealthy people at the resort is to essentially remove any kind of moral compass. Why not screw and murder? Gabi basically pulls James into a world of pure joy and violence as Em looks on in horror. Anonymity is further enhanced by wearing a And then there is the ultimate question that haunts man. What if the clone is actually the original and you’re not even the first version of yourself? Someone called these people zombies and they have similar morals.