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Director:
Writers:
Roman Polanski (original screenplay) &
Gérard Brach (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
3 October 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"A classic chiller of the 'Psycho' school!" See more »
Plot:
Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a young beauty finds herself besieged on all sides by the demons of her past. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A disturbing masterpiece that still packs a punch! See more (182 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Roman Polanski 
 
Writing credits
Roman Polanski (original screenplay) &
Gérard Brach (original screenplay) (as Gerard Brach)

David Stone (adaptation & additional dialogue)

Produced by
Gene Gutowski .... producer
Robert Sterne .... associate producer
Sam Waynberg .... associate producer
Michael Klinger .... executive producer (uncredited)
Tony Tenser .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Chico Hamilton (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alastair McIntyre 
 
Art Direction by
Seamus Flannery 
 
Makeup Department
Gladys Leakey .... hairdresser
Tom Smith .... make-up
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Sturgis .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Alf Pegley .... props
Frank Willson .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Stephen Dalby .... sound supervisor
Leslie Hammond .... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... sound recordist
Tom Priestley .... sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hall .... camera operator
Stanley A. Long .... camera operator (uncredited)
Laurie Turner .... stills (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Karen Heward .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chico Hamilton .... music conducted by
Gábor Szabó .... orchestrator (as Gabor Szabo)
Chico Hamilton .... musician: drums (uncredited)
John Scott .... musician: tenor sax/flute (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Terry Glinwood .... production controller
Michael Klinger .... presenter
Tony Tenser .... presenter
Dee Vaughan .... continuity
Maurice Binder .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1993) (uncut) | Finland:K-18 (1965) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1965) (uncut) | France:-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T (DVD rating) | Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) | Netherlands:18 (1966) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:18 (video rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (DVD) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:15 (theatrical re-release) (2004) | UK:18 (video rating) (1985) (1990) (2003) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
The scene where Catherine Deneuve stumbles across the bridge and down the street was filmed at Hammersmith Bridge, London.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Near the beginning of the film, when Carol has gone out to lunch from work and is walking on the street past the Saloon Bar, the shadow of the camera can be seen on her blouse.See more »
Quotes:
Colin:[after Carol said she forgot about their date] Well, next time you forget, maybe you'll let me know.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (2013)See more »

FAQ

Is 'Repulsion' based on a book?
How does the movie end?
What caused Carole to become so repulsed by men's sexual advances that she sinks into madness?
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90 out of 119 people found the following review useful.
A disturbing masterpiece that still packs a punch!, 3 December 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia.

Roman Polanski's movies divide movie fans. Even admirers of his output will single out a particular movie that just doesn't work for them (in my case it's 'The Fearless Vampire Killers', which for me is an utter waste of time). But I would bet that virtually every Polanski buff would list 'Repulsion' as one of his very best movies. It's a brilliant exercise in unease and paranoia that has lost none of its power of the years. It is still one of the most disturbing movies ever made, and manages to evoke an atmosphere filled with dread and fear without resorting to obvious shock tactics. Catherine Deneuve is perfect as a beautiful and disturbed girl slowly lost to delusion and phobia. This is arguably her most memorable role along with Bunuel's equally brilliant 'Belle De Jeur'. The rest of the cast is interesting, and includes Yvonne Furneaux ('La Dolce Vita'), underrated Brit character actor Ian Hendry ('The Hill', 'Theatre Of Blood', 'Get Carter'), John Fraser ('The Trials Of Oscar Wilde'), and Patrick Wymark ('The Conqueror Worm', and Hendry's co-star in the fascinating but almost forgotten 'Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun'). All the cast are excellent, but Deneuve's unforgettable performance is what really sticks in your mind long after the movie is over. That and Polanski's accomplished and tense direction make this movie essential viewing for all movie buffs. One of the most important and impressive movies of the 1960s, and one of the most chilling horror movies ever made.

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Most Boring Movie of All Time? Definite contender. lakenyc
It's about sexual ABUSE, not REPRESSION charlessamuellang
The most disturbing movie i have ever seen shanna_banana77
Photograph at the end... bhodgman
So which is the "better" film? Hi McDonnough
Carol was raped as a child bigern5007
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