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Repulsion
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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:
Catherine Deneuve suffers from an industrial-strength case of sexual repression 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:
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:
Carole Ledoux:I must get this crack mended.See more »
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70 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Catherine Deneuve suffers from an industrial-strength case of sexual repression, 27 July 2002
Author: cogs from (e.g. London, England)

In "Repulsion" the gorgeous Catherine Deneuve suffers from an industrial-strength case of sexual repression, coupled with a hefty dose of sibling rivalry which foists upon her a succession of rape fantasies and delusional hallucinations. Polanski's direction is unparalleled as he elicits a creepy terror through the use of some fairly unconventional special-effects. The subjective world created for the heroine is a series of dreams and visions of a decaying apartment and psycho-sexual fantasy and this is what the film seems to be about. The cracking walls are perhaps one of the most ingeniously horrifying special-effects in cinematic history. The lack of dialogue that runs throughout complements the restrained narrative design as the neurotic obsessions remain largely unexplained. But for better or for worse, I think better, Polanski's final frame settles on an image which cryptically resolves the entire enigma with a kind of devastating efficiency. All in all, one of the great films of the 1960s.

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It's about sexual ABUSE, not REPRESSION charlessamuellang
Did Michael Rape Her At The End? kblade64
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