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4.0 out of 5 stars Eerie, sad and authentic, 31 Mar 2008
This review is from: Repulsion [1965] [DVD] (DVD)
This is part of Polanski's trilogy on the horrors of apartment living in the city. Having lived in a very old Paddington flat furnished in the 60s, I found this film full of familiar stuff.

Carol is a French girl living with her sister in South Kensington. Her sister is quite tough, carrying on an affair with a brutish married man, but Carol is very sensitive and troubled. Cracks appearing in the walls, aggressive landlords, food left around the house, the sounds of music, and sexual activity next door. It's all true.

Deneuve is good. The pictures of 60s South Ken are interesting, and the film says something about the isolation you feel in the big city in any era.
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Initial post: 31 Oct 2009 23:32:32 GMT
Carol is Belgian not French. And in my opinion this is the best film out of the Apartment Trilogy. I originally saw ROSEMARY'S BABY after reading the book by IRA LEVIN, which, to my memory, is very close to the book.
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