Repulsion (1965) Online
In London, Belgian immigrant Carol Ledoux shares an apartment with her older sister Helen, and works as a manicurist at a beauty salon. Helen uses the word "sensitive" to describe Carol's overall demeanor, which is almost like she walks around in a daze, rarely speaking up about anything. When she does speak up, it generally is about something against one of those few issues on which she obsesses, such as Helen's boyfriend Michael's invasion of her space at the apartment. That specific issue may be more about men in general than just Michael's actions, as witnessed by Carol being agitated by hearing Helen and Michael's lovemaking, and she not being able to rebuff the advances effectively of a male suitor, Colin, who is infatuated with her. One of those other obsessive issues is noticing cracks and always wanting to fix them. While Helen and Michael leave on a vacation to Pisa, Italy, Carol chooses largely to lock herself in the apartment, ditching work. There, she is almost hypnotized...
|Complete credited cast:|
|Renee Houston||-||Miss Balch|
|Valerie Taylor||-||Madame Denise|
|Monica Merlin||-||Mrs. Rendlesham|
Features the first depiction of female orgasm (sound only) to be passed by the British Board of Film Censors.
This film, along with Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Le locataire (1976), forms a loose trilogy by Roman Polanski about the horrors of apartment/city dwelling.
Roman Polanski: appears (at around 1hr 41mins) disguised as a woman among the tenants who came pouring in Carol's apartment.
In his autobiography, Roman Polanski admitted that he and co-writer Gérard Brach came up with the film so as to have a commercial success which would then help them fund the making of Cul-de-sac (1966), a much more personal project for them.
When Roman Polanski first announced this, he stated the actress he required would have to be "an angel with a slightly soiled halo".
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies".
Roman Polanski's first English-language film.
After unsuccessfully pitching the film to Paramount Pictures and British Lion Films, director Roman Polanski and producer Gene Gutowski, eventually received financing from Compton Pictures, a small distribution company that had been known primarily for its distribution of softcore pornography films.
The scene where Catherine Deneuve stumbles across the bridge and down the street was filmed at Hammersmith Bridge, London.
The Charlie Chaplin film Catherine Deneuve's coworker, Bridget, recommends is Kullapalavik (1925).
The film was shot in black and white by Gilbert Taylor, who had recently worked on Dr Strangelove ehk Kuidas ma lõpetasin muretsemise ja õppisin armastama pommi (1964) and A Hard Day's Night (1964). Taylor photographed the apartments of female friends in Kensington for inspiration.
Including among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Anthony Chinn, who appears as an interrogator in The Man Who Came in From The Cold, is seen here as a workman sitting next to Mike Pratt in the early sequence when Cath Deneuve crosses the road and Pratt requests Cath for sexual relations. Chinn would later appear as main alien in the TV series UFO.