almost 3 years
Psychological thriller — stunning use of sound to convey the protagonist's inner turmoil.
over 3 years
Fans of Frantic can revisit that frantic film through forgoing Repulsion.
over 4 years
Allegorically very interesting. A striking and intense depiction of growing madness.
over 5 years
A very expressionistic approach to psychological instability. Acute suspense build-up.
over 7 years
One of the scariest movies I've ever seen!
Edwooger Fischer Heitmann
over 7 years
A slow paced film about something that is only hinted at. The music is just noise.
Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological thriller film directed by Roman Polanski, based on a scenario by Gérard Brach and Roman Polanski. It was Polanski's first English language film, and was shot in Britain, as such being his second film made outside his native Poland. The cast includes Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser and Yvonne Furneaux. Polanski himself makes a cameo as a spoon player in a trio of street buskers.
Carole Ledoux (Catherine Deneuve) is a young Belgian manicurist who lives in Kensington, London, with her sister Helen (Yvonne Furneaux). Carol seems shy and interacts with men awkwardly. When Helen leaves on a holiday to Italy with her married boyfriend, Michael (Ian Hendry), Carol appears distracted at work, refuses to leave her apartment, leaves a raw, skinned rabbit out to rot, and sees hallucinations, first of the walls cracking, then reaching out with hands to grab and attack her, and finally of a man breaking in and raping her.
When Colin (John Fraser)...