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.
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.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler