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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.13 /10
Catherine Deneuve , Ian Hendry , John Fraser
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Directed by: Roman Polanski
Written by: Roman Polanski, Gerald Brach

Released: 1965
Origin: GB
Colour: BW
Length: 104

Young woman (Catherine Deneuve) goes dangerously mad in swinging London.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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One of the most frightening films ever made: Polanski takes us inside the mind of a paranoid murderess, and keeps us there. Thereís little attempt to explain the reason for her mental state: sheís sexually repressed (supposedly the root of all evil in the 1960s), but itís unclear whether that is a cause of her crack-up or merely a symptom. Deneuveís chilling performance and Polanskiís expressionist camerawork combine to make a film that is ugly and sordid, but also a memorably disturbing portrait of emotional disintegration.

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