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Repulsion

Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough "Knife in the Water" with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. She is soon haunted by specters real and imagined, and her insanity grows to a violent, hysterical pitch. Thanks to its disturbing detail and Polanski's adeptness at turning claustrophobic space into an emotional minefield, "Repulsion" is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey into personal horror, and it remains one of cinema's most shocking psychological thrillers.

Year: 1965
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama, Horror Movies, Thrillers & Suspense, Cult Films / After Dark, Ed's Favourites, Best of the 1960s, Amy's Favourites, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: UK
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Renee Houston, Patrick Wymark, Yvonne Furneaux
Duration: 101 Minutes
Rating: R16
7.8/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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