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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 »
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Genuinely Scary See more (185 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:
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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:
Roman Polanski's first English-language film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Carol gets back home from work she takes off her shoes. A moment later, in the bathroom, she has them on her feet again.See more »
Quotes:
Carole Ledoux:I must get this crack mended.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »

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73 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Genuinely Scary, 14 December 1998

"Repulsion" is a great example of how to make a truly scary movie: The trick is not to fill the screen with monsters or indestructible serial killers, it is to portray fear in a way that will be familiar to the audience. It is clear from early on in the film that the lead character, Carol, played brilliantly by an extremely young-looking Catherine Deneuve, is not exactly normal. When her sister leaves her alone in their shared London apartment for a few days, however, the things that scare Carol are the sorts of things that have scared a lot of people spending the night alone, such as hearing (imagined) footsteps in the hallway and the like. Of course, while normal people get a brief fright from such a thing, Carol descends into a madness of hallucinations. The movie is seen almost entirely from her point of view, using techniques borrowed by later directors such as Darren Aronofsky for his movie, "Pi", which gives the entire movie a claustrophobic feeling that enhances the impact of Carol's hallucinations.

There are no doubt people who would like to explicate this film as an exploration of sexual repression or the like, and perhaps they are indeed hitting the mark in doing so, but this film works brilliantly as pure cinema, with no metaphoric subtext needed.

Overall Rating: 4 stars (out of 4), or 9 (out of 10)

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