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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

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Hugh
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
Rene
Hugh Millais ...
Marcel
Cathryn Harrison ...
Susannah
John Morley ...
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Like Polanski's heroine in Repulsion, Susannah York's character is one that is seemingly haunted by memories of undisclosed magnitude. These memories are perhaps rooted in some sort of past sexual turmoil that causes York's character to see men as inherently the same. Written by Ed <repulsion2000@yahoo.com>

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A motion picture of the extra senses.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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18 December 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra do Duplo Amante  »

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$807,000 (estimated)
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Five of the characters' names are the real first names of other actors in this film. Susannah York plays Catherine whilst Cathryn Harrison plays Susannah. Rene Auberjonois plays Hugh whilst Hugh Millais plays Marcel and Marcel Bozzuffi plays Rene. This schematic is not included for the Old Man (John Morley and actress Barbara Baxley who, uncredited, provides a voice on the telephone. See more »

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Another Altman Masterpiece
6 December 2003 | by (bean world, massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most compelling films I've seen in a long time. I wasn't sure if I was in the mood for a serious "psychological thriller" but this movie held my rapt attention until the very end. A brilliant example of just how talented Robert Altman is as a filmmaker. While most people pigeonhole him as "that guy who makes the movies with the large ensemble casts and lots of overlapping dialogue", this movie finds him working with a cast of six, and most of the action takes place within the heroine's head. Beautiful (of course) photography by Vilmos Zsigmond is just the icing on the cake. Don't miss this forgotten treasure by an American master.


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