Yet another year with yet another update.
2012 version can be found here.
2013 version can be found here.
A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.
Roman Polanski's The Tenant builds a myriad of psychological layers around the director cast in the central role of Trelkovsky. It is a film often grouped together with Rosemary's Baby and Repulsion under the 'apartment trilogy' banner although this film develops into far more mysterious and complicated film than the other two.
His decision to cast himself as the films protagonist is an odd one given his lack of prominence infront of the lens previously. Only twelve months later he would face a life defining moment with accusations of rape reshaping his artistic approach. As such it is suggested that The Tenant is heavily autobiographical.
Polanski makes it crystal clear that this timid newcomer to the building is struggling to…
I'm so tired of crossdressing being depicted as a sign of insanity. How would you like it if every fucking film you watched had, I dunno what you are, but whatever you are as a sign of insanity? Fucking hell.
October count: 26/31.
The Tenant, Roman Polanski's last film in his Apartment Trilogy must be the craziest of them all. It's a very strange film I think. It hops from a fun and whimsical tone to a truly bizarre and psychologically twisted one. Trelkovsky (played by Roman Polanski) slowly by slowly finds out that his neighbours in his new apartment building are extremely unaccommodating, very creepy and occasionally awkward. He is being assaulted mentally and tries to play them at their own game. Without spoiling it, this has a various results. Anyway, for me The Tenant reinforced the fact Roman Polanski is not just a master behind the camera, but that he's also a solid and good actor on his own. I thought…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
No canoodling whilst watching Enter the Dragon, you must be mad!
I have never, in my life, seen a horror movie that was so representative of the director's own phobias and insecurities. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski and starring the man himself, is part of his "apartment trilogy," a cinematic depiction of the horrors of urban living. I would assume that Polanski's neighbors once creeped the hell out of him, and vice versa. In this, he plays Trelkovsky, a meek bureaucrat that rents out an apartment whose last owner committed suicide, It's not long before Trelkovsky begins to feel the same urban paranoia that afflicted Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby.
This movie has a very slow pace, quietly ratcheting up the unsettling imagery until it reaches a climax of horrific…
This is a darkly comic, highly surreal thriller that Roman Polanski starred in as well as directing. It's original (well based on a novel that's original) and is made up of interesting pieces but these don't quite form a coherent or satisfying whole. It's a France set movie that's in English. The main character is an awkward man who rents an apartment where the previous tenant committed suicide. Soon he starts having problems with his neighbours and sinks deep into paranoia, believing they are trying to turn him into the previous tenant and drive him to suicide. The movie has no violence for the majority of its running time but the last 20 minutes or so get somewhat grisly. Polanski…
SHE''S FINALLY LOST IT
The Tenant es bien desde el momento en el que uno no se la toma en serio e intenta disfrutar el paso a la locura que interpreta el mismo Polanski en una actuación con la que simplemente cumple.
No me gustó el tono que tuvo ni la manera en la que fueron ejecutados algunos momentos en los que alguna carcajada es generada; no me pareció adecuado para el tema que trata y convierte a la propuesta en algo confusa.
Obviamente está favorecida por lo extraña y confusa que se hace de momentos, pero en general solo fue un entretenido thriller más. Y que mal dado lo mucho que me gustó Repulsion y Rosemary's Baby.
"If you cut off my head, what would I say... Me and my head, or me and my body? What right has my head to call itself me?"
Un hombre se muda al departamento de una mujer que intentó suicidarse. Lentamente (muy lentamente) se dará cuenta que hay algo extraño con los residentes del edificio (de alguna manera, está convencido que lo quieren convertir en la mujer recién fallecida).
"The Tenant" contiene un argumento digno de una serie barata, estirada a dos horas de ver a Polanski perdiendo la cordura sin que la audiencia sepa que diablos está pasando. Existe la sensación de que nada de lo que muestra la película es confiable y que todo pasa en su cabeza (si quieren ver un retrato mucho más efectivo de locura, vean "Repulsion" con Catherine Denueve y también dirigida por Polanski).
"The Tenant" es una cinta tediosa, que concluye la trilogía del departamento de Polanski con una ridícula historia y un pésimo rol protagónico. Esta es una de sus peores películas.
Brilliant. The darkest and best of the apartment trilogy.
Nobody (including Kubrick) understands or captures so precisely the nature of abandonment, isolation, and paranoia as Roman Polanski does.
Very weird, great looking and mysterious.
LMAO. What is this movie?!
There's just something about Polanski's lodging-descending into madness-creepy films. I was so surprised how masterfully Polanski told this tale and that he actually is a good actor, too.
Based on Roland Topor’s short novel Le Locataire chimérique, and shot in muddy browns and grays by cinema’s greatest cinematographer, Sven Nykvist, The Tenant is considered the final film of Roman Polanski’s “apartment” trilogy after Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby. The Tenant reworks and magnifies the obsessions of the earlier films while heightening the comedy, thanks to an idiosyncratic lead performance by Polanski himself as the mild-mannered bureaucrat Trelkovsky, a Polish-born French citizen who moves into a new apartment and is eventually driven mad by “a plot so incredible that I can hardly tell you.” Polanski plays a persecuted Polish Jew but then constructs a film which is a precarious meditation on insanity, refusing to draw a distinction between persecution and…
Another year, another update. 2012 List can be found here.
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