Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough KNIFE IN THE WATER with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. She is soon haunted by specters real and imagined, and her insanity grows to a violent, hysterical pitch. Thanks to its disturbing detail and Polanski's adeptness at turning claustrophobic space into an emotional minefield, REPULSION is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey into personal horror, and it remains one of cinema's most shocking psychological thrillers.
Won: FIPRESCI Prize, Silver Berlin Bear, 1965 Berlin International Film Festival
A wicked tale of madness and female paranoia.