RepulsionA Belgian girl, Carol, works as a manicurist at a London beauty salon. She shares a flat with her sister Helen. While Helen and Michael, her boyfriend, leave on a vacation to Pisa, Italy, Carol chooses largely to lock herself in the apartment, ditching work. Left alone in their flat, Carol';;s moments of catalepsy and hallucination increase and deepen into madness.Keywords:
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Directors of "Repulsion"Roman PolanskiBirthdate: 18 August 1933, Paris, France
Creators of "Repulsion"Roman PolanskiBirthdate: 18 August 1933, Paris, FranceGérard BrachBirthdate: 23 July 1927, Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Critic Reviews of "Repulsion"Entertainment WeeklyJuly 23, 2009
Roman Polanski's first English-language film is still a creepy little horror masterpiece.TIME MagazineOctober 19, 2008
At second glance, or as often as a moviegoer can bear to peek through his knotted fingers, it is a Gothic horror story, a classic chiller of the Psycho school and approximately twice as persuasive.Chicago ReaderSeptember 21, 2007
Roman Polanski's first film in English is still his scariest and most disturbing.VarietySeptember 21, 2007
Deneuve, without much dialog, handles a very difficult chore with insight and tact.Village VoiceApril 11, 2006
The ordeal we and Polanski craved for Deneuve turned out to be just a sport, and we were the ball -- just as we'd hoped.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Still perhaps Polanski's most perfectly realised film, a stunning portrait of the disintegration, mental and emotional, of a shy young Belgian girl (Deneuve) living in London.Monthly Film BulletinMarch 16, 2015
How much one remains held by all this probably depends on how much one is interested by the case-book aspect of Carol's story, but at least there are ample visual compensations.QuickflixOctober 21, 2014
The young Catherine Deneuve (she was 22 at the time of filming) gives a performance so unsettling and so precise, I can barely believe she grew into such a confident screen presence.Radio TimesOctober 06, 2013
Roman Polanski takes us on a deeply disturbing, hallucinatory trip into Catherine Deneuve's mental breakdown in this British psychological thriller,Little White LiesJanuary 03, 2013
A film that expertly shows without ever telling, even while the symbolism is a mite heavy handed.
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