The Tenant

The Tenant

Roman Polanski
 Cast: Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
, Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
, Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
, Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Overview

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. Some critics found the movie tedious and overdone; others compared it to Polanski's early breakthrough, Repulsion. The film was based on Le Locataire Chimerique, a novel by Roland Topor.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2020
UPC: 0826663207552
Original Release: 1976
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:06:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roman Polanski Trelkovsky
Isabelle Adjani Stella
Melvyn Douglas Monsieur Zy
Jo Van Fleet Madame Dioz
Bernard Fresson Scope
Shelley Winters Concierge
Lila Kedrova Gaderian
Rufus Badar
Claude Dauphin Man in Car
Folco Jacques Monod Cafe Owner
Jean-Pierre Bagot Policeman
Josiane Balasko Viviane
Michel Blanc Scope's Neighbor
Florence Blot Mme. Zy
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Bar Waiter
Alain Frerot Beggar
Eva Ionesco Mme. Gaderian's Daughter
Gérard Jugnot Trelkovsky's co-worker
Helena Manson Head Nurse
Maite Nahyr Lucille
André Penvern Cafe Waiter
Serge Spira Philippe
Francois Viaur Police Sergeant
Romain Bouteille Simon
Claude Piéplu Neighbor

Technical Credits
Roman Polanski Director,Screenwriter
Hercules Bellville Executive Producer
Françoise Bonnot Editor
Gérard Brach Screenwriter
Andrew Braunsberg Producer
Marc Grunebaum Asst. Director
Pierre Guffroy Production Designer
Claude Moesching Art Director
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Albert Rajau Art Director
Hubert Rostaing Musical Direction/Supervision
Philippe Sarde Score Composer
Alain Sarde Associate Producer
Eric Simon Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design

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