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The nightmare world of a virgin's dreams becomes the screen's shocking reality!
Carol, a Belgian manicurist living with her sister, Helen, in a London flat, is simultaneously attracted and repulsed by sex. Carol's awkward feelings towards men are worsened by her sister's affair with a married man. When the pair go away on holiday, leaving Carol alone in the apartment, her moments of catalepsy and hallucination increase and deepen into madness.
Part of Hoop-Tober
“I must get this crack mended.”
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Just as bad is the failure to observe. They are failures with which we all are overly familiar, whether we know it or not. Lost in a haze of tact and duplicity and feigned invulnerability and self-loathing, we keep what we think to ourselves. A wise and proper move at times; a misleading and destructive bit of stonewalling at others. And as we’re being selectively tight-lipped, we turn inward to consider what we should not consider sharing. Too focused on our navels to notice others' miscommunication and carefully chosen silence, to truly read between the lines and see them and their concerns.…
There is something uniquely intriguing about watching a talented filmmaker trying to find his footing in one of his first films, especially in a setting where he is in total control, namely the mind of his protagonist.
To me true horror comes in the shape of losing control. This film is about that and it is unrelenting in the terror that Catherine Deneuve suffers through. She is slowly losing her mind and that gradual process is depicted beautifully.
Polanski tenaciously tightens the screws and always keeps you as a viewer unaware when he is going to make a transition from the real world to Deneuve's delusions. These transitions are so smooth that they have a very unsettling effect. What struck…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Repulsion shows off a few skeletons.
Polanski established early in his career his knack for setting up tension. This movie has a supreme attention to detail. No clues are given at the start about where this movie may be heading, but you'll soon find yourself neck deep. Catherine Denevue supervises your stay in her cramped, deluded, surreal apartment. The stay gets stranger with time.
This is a movie that pushed boundaries. It is the first movie to feature a female orgasm that got by the British Board of Film Censors. It has a few scenes that must have had audiences walking out of the theater. Set mostly in a small apartment (Rosemary's Baby much?) this is so clearly a Roman…
It's Halloween season, and a small group of us decided on Repulsion from a stack of films that included The Shining, Ghostbusters, Eyes Without A Face, The Descent, among others. Repulsion was a film that they wouldn't have seen otherwise had I not brought it to their attention. It's great to have friends like this!
We are taken into the world of the beautiful blonde Carol (Catherine Deneuve), who we see right away is a little off. She is constantly distant as an interested Colin tries to pursuit her. She sits alone at work at the nail salon, insisting nothing is wrong when given a helping hand. She buries her head in her pillow as her sister & sister's boyfriend go…
Roman Polanski's first English speaking movie will be 50 years old next year. In this one Catherine Deneuve plays a very confused and very disturbed young woman. Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, she finds herself besieged on all sides by the demons of her past. Deneuve is outstanding in the lead role. My blu-ray upgrade was somewhat disappointing as many scenes were almost impossible to see what was happening.
I have seen many of Roman's movies...his early ones are a challenge to get through....Repulsion would fall in that category. Final thought: Even with Deneuve's impressive performance this was not an enjoyable movie to watch....and very hard to recommend. I would rather watch Chinatown for the 100th time than ever watch Repulsion again.
After the success of another Rosemary's Baby viewing, the Polanskithon continued. However, not even Catherine Deneuve's spectacular face helped me enjoy this film.
I comprehend it has artistic merit but it mostly frustrated me to be point I was feeling anxious (which I am sure is part of Polanski's grand plan) but I didn't like it. Not at all.
6 lumps of sugar in one cup of coffee would make anyone go mad!
Seems high maintenance, that girl.
You think they'd have something
better to do than clang away
like that all the time.
It's worse when they start
ringing it at midnight.
I wonder what they
ring it for, anyway?
Perhaps they have wild parties.
Maybe they'll invite me sometime.
Puramente psicológico, mais assustador quanto mais você se desvincula de enredo para se largar às imagens e sons. Retrato assustador de uma mente em implosão.
I though that Repulsion was just the name of a cool band from Michgan
But, what a movie!
Carol, which is interpreted by the gorgeous and young Catherine Deneuve, is a grim and apathetic girl who lives with her sister and shows herself absolutely terrified by the possibility of any male approach. Since the begin, we know that have something weird on her behaviour although we don't know what. In a lot of moments is possible to see a strong expression of fear in her eyes, shown by amazing takes. She seems to feel herself persecuted all the time and this anguish is aggravated by the feeling claustrophobic that the appartment brings.Then, more and more, we get caught and transported to the sickly / troubled world that starts to shows itself inside of the sinister apartment.
A deep and intriguing psychological thriller.
And still a good band
When young Carol (Catherine Deneuve) is left in her sister's apartment alone, she begins to experience strange occurrences and possible hallucinations. Along with Carnival of Souls, this is another horror film I PVRd in October and really wish I could have been able to see it around Halloween. In any event, I'm finally catching up with it now and my reaction is a little mixed. On the one hand, Roman Polanski's style does come through in a really cool way here. There are some moments of psychological horror which are very effective and some of the imagery is pretty memorable. Additionally, the film pushed the enevelope for the standards of violent content in a main stream film in ways I…
Whatever else may be true about Roman Polanski, there can be no denying that he makes a damn good thriller. With Repulsion, his first English-language feature, he established many of the techniques and motifs which came to define his career, particularly his unique ability to unnerve an audience while flattering their intelligence. More than 45 years later, it remains one of the most unsettling films of the 1960s, and one of Polanski's best early works.
Repulsion is the first instalment of what would become Polanski's 'Apartment Trilogy', the others being Rosemary's Baby and The Tenant. On top of their common setting, all three films are built around the idea of architecture being able to express, harbour or reflect a given…
While there were some few moments that engaged, I feel as if Catherine Deneuve and I shared that semi-catatonic facial expression through the film's run-time.
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A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…