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  • Watching that film we can see for ourselves once again that Polanski is one of the best directors of all time

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      ‘The Tenant’ is a classic study of insanity. Made and released in 1976, directed by Roman Polanski, it tells the story of a young lonely man, named Trelkovsky an immigrant from Poland, who moves in to a new apartment in an old residential building.

      It turns out that the previous tenant was a woman who attempted to commit a suicide by jumping out of the appartment’s window.

      When Trelkovsky, out of pure curiousity, visits the dying woman in hospital, he meets her friend

      or, as it is implied, girlfriend (played by stunning young Isabele Adjani).

      Weirdly enough, seeing Trelkovsky’s face, the dying woman gives a sudden scream of horror.

      That terrible scream marks the beginning of Trelkovsky’s perverse obsession with his predecessor.

      Slowly but steadily he gets the feeling that he is transformed into her and that all the neighbours, who are really iritating by the way, are plotting against him in order to make him jump out of the window the same way.

      However strange ...

      • and thrilling the storyline might be, it does not make that film a masterpiece, which it is.

        Watching that film we can see for ourselves once again that Polanski is one of the best directors of all time.

        Moreover, not only he directs this time, but also acts.

        As an actor Polanski is not maybe a genius but still he is quite convincing.

        He must have found the character of such a tormented outsider rather easy to identify with taking into account his


        This holocaust survivor, who lost his pregnant wife in one of the most outrageous murders in American history, later was persecuted due to accusations of sexual contacts with a minor and finally forced to leave America.

        To this day it is impossible for him to get back he couldn’t even attend the Oscar ceremony when he won his first Academy award for ‘The Pianist’.

        The script is based on the short novel by Rolan Topor regarded as a masterpiece of the genre.

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