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Repulsion (Roman Polanski, UK, 1965)


Left alone in her sister’s flat for a few weeks during the summer, the painfully shy and introverted Carol (Catherine Deneuve) is tormented by the unwanted advances of male suitors. A dark and troubling psychological thriller set in a decidedly unswinging London – with a final shot that lingers in the mind long after the end credits have rolled.

One of Polanski’s most brilliant films... There can’t be many other films which so plausibly show an entire, warped world created from a single point of view.
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian