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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 »
NewsDesk:
(238 articles)
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Catherine Deneuve to head Dinard jury
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User Reviews:
Brilliant, the most chilling movie of all time 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film, along with Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Tenant (1976), forms a loose trilogy by Roman Polanski about the horrors of apartment/city dwelling.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:
Referenced in Vincent (1982)See more »

FAQ

What caused Carole to become so repulsed by men's sexual advances that she sinks into madness?
Is 'Repulsion' based on a book?
Where in the movie does it say that Michael is married?
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51 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant, the most chilling movie of all time, 14 October 2000
Author: the narrator from Sydney, Australia

This is the most effective movie ever made. It's about a sexually repressed woman who is left alone in her apartment for the weekend, and then suffers a series of bizarre and disturbing hallucinations. Catherine Deneuve gives a nerve-racking performance in this heart stopping movie. This is a true horror movie, with a fear that is beyond our imagination. Roman Polanski executes this movie perfectly, the music is effective, the black and white cinematography disturbing, the hallucination scenes frightening. It's disturbing as hell, and it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. 10/10.

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