The Tenant Movie Review Summary

Actors: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Bernard Fresson, Jo Van Fleet, Lila Kedrova, Claude Piéplu

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Based on a Roland Topor book, THE TENANT (Le Locataire) is a movie written and directed by Roman Polanski in 1976. The film was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. This is an excellent movie about paranoia deserving to be rediscovered.
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Polanski has just rented the apartment of Simone Choule, a young woman who's committed suicide by jumping out of the window. The owner of the building, Melvyn Douglas, lives right under Polanski's apartment and is very strict on enforcing the houses's rules. Polanski finds a tooth hidden in one of the walls of the apartment and can't understand why the other tenants stay for hours completely still in the communal bathroom. Soon, an under pressure Polanski will suffer from hallucinations involving the former tenant and adopt a paranoiac behaviour towards his neighbours.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   haunted house or boat

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   building    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Is this movie based on a    -   book

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