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Tenant, The (1989)
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Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Roman Polanski
Director: Roman Polanski
Category: Drama, Foreign
Studio: Paramount
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Length:
120 mins

 
 

 

An apartment with an unhappy past, in a building filled with faintly sinister residents, set the stage for filmmaker Roman Polanski's riveting thriller, The Tenant. Polanski plays Trelkovsky, a quiet, timid file clerk increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant. Is Trelkovsky's dread truly justified - or is it simply the result of his seemingly disintegrating mental state? A brilliant international cast (Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Bernard Fresson, Lila Kedrova, Shelley Winters) and Polanski's own penchant for packaging and delivering unprecedented suspense (Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown) make The Tenant a haunting, riveting film classic!

 
 
   
   

 
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