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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:
The best film I've seen in a long time See more (183 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:
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:
Hélène Ledoux:Why did you throw Michael's things away?
Carole Ledoux:I don't like them there.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Machinist (2004)See more »

FAQ

Any recommendations for other films that feature women going insane?
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71 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
The best film I've seen in a long time, 1 April 2003
Author: kenny194 from my sister's apartment

This film, the first Polanski made in English, works so well, and for so many different reasons, that I felt like I had to watch it again as soon as it ended.

From the first moments of the movie, Polanski sets up the key conflict, cutting between shots of Catherine Denuve's gorgeous face and of the things she is seeing, all of which are almost frighteningly ugly by comparison. After fifteen minutes of this, it becomes clear why Denuve's Carol is unable to cope with anything in the world around her, and why she is so dependent on her sister and her attractive female co-worker, who provide the film's only beauty other than Denuve. When her sister leaves her alone, her surroundings decay further into ugliness, sending her deeper into her madness. I loved the way that despite Carol's growing insanity, Polanski keeps going back to closeups of her face, which remains beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that no one can seem to notice that she is clearly very deranged.

The only question the film left me with is this: How could Carol possibly survived for an entire lifetime up till the point where the film began?

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It's about sexual ABUSE, not REPRESSION charlessamuellang
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Most Boring Movie of All Time? Definite contender. lakenyc
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