Director Roman Polanski casts himself in the lead of the psychological thriller THE TENANT. Trelkovsky (Polanski) rents an apartment in a spooky old residential building, where his neighbors — mostly old recluses — eye him with suspicious contempt. Upon discovering that the apartment's previous tenant, a beautiful young woman, jumped from the window in a suicide attempt, Trelkovsky begins obsessing over the dead woman. Growing increasingly paranoid, Trelkovsky convinces himself that his neighbors plan to kill him. He even comes to the conclusion that Stella (Isabel Adjani), the woman he has fallen in love with, is in on the "plot." Ultimately, Polanski assumes the identity of the suicide victim — and inherits her self-destructive urges. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. "It's an exercise in urban paranoia and mental disintegration that echoes or anticipates everything from 'Repulsion' and 'Rosemary's Baby' to 'Bitter Moon' and 'The Pianist.'" - J. Hoberman, Village Voice
Paramount Pictures, 1976.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Bernard Fresson, Claude Dauphin, Folco Jacques Monod, Isabelle Adjani, Jo Van Fleet, Lila Kedrova, Melvyn Douglas, Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters
Originally produced by Paramount Pictures in 1976.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
In English, French
Polanski, Roman, film director.; Fresson, Bernard, actor.; Dauphin, Claude, actor.; Jacques Monod, Folco, actor.; Adjani, Isabelle, actor.; Van Fleet, Jo, actor.; Kedrova, Lila, actor.; Douglas, Melvyn, actor.; Polanski, Roman, actor.; Winters, Shelley, actor.
Paramount Pictures (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst