In Paris, the shy bureaucrat Trelkovsky rents an old apartment without bathroom where the previous tenant, the Egyptologist Simone Choule, committed suicide. The unfriendly concierge (Shelley Winters) and the tough landlord Mr. Zy establish stringent rules of behavior and Trelkovsky feels ridden by his neighbors. Meanwhile he visits Simone in the hospital and befriends her girlfriend Stella. After the death of Simone, Trelkovsky feels obsessed for her and believes his landlord and neighbors are plotting a scheme to force him to also commit suicide. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How could he escape from his nightmares?
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Did You Know?
The source material for this film is the French novel "Le Locataire chimérique" by writer-artist-illustrator Roland Roland Topor
, first published in France 1964. The film was made approximately twelve years later. See more
When Trelkovsky is unpacking as he moves into the apartment, a crew member is reflected in the small mirror adjacent to the kitchen sink. Two crew members are then reflected in the armoire's mirror as Trelkovsky opens it. See more
Filthy little brat!
The film has no end credits; only the Paramount logo. See more
Referenced in Barton Fink
L'Appel Du Verre
Written and Performed by Philippe Sarde
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