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The Tenant

2 Ratings: 5.0
A movie

The third film of the Apartment Life Trilogy.

Director: Roman Polanski
Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: June 11, 1976
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about The Tenant

The final Chapter of the Apartment Trilogy.

  • May 2, 2009
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The Tenant (1976) is one of Roman Polanski's best films. He put a lot of emotion and energy into this movie. He managed to create a cold and uncaring world that his character (Another Polanski alter-ego) lives in. A man who's shattered persona is just a hair away from losing it all completely. When he finally finds an apartment, the loneliness that he feels and the isolation treatment he receives from all of those around drives him ever so close to the very brink of insanity . The superintendent tells him a story about what happened to the last tenant. A horrific accident that befell her. No one knows what caused her to lose it either. Curious, he decides to visit her at the local hospital where she was admitted. It's there that he learns a very horrifying secret behind who she is and what has happened to her. This movie is part of a loosely linked trilogy that has Rosemary's Baby and Repulsion as part of that circle. These films all have one thing in common. People who cannot adapt to a cold and cruel world and go bonkers. The Tenant is a very underrated classic thriller/horror film. Polanski made this movie after his little underage trisk he had in California. Being a true artist, he had managed to incorporate is experiences in the United States and his own personal problems in creating a masterpiece. Excellent example of what a motivated Polanski can accomplish. Strongly recommended.

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May 03, 2009
Its a nice little bit of weirdness, not quite up to REPULSION but few films are. Have you seen the recent documentary dealing with his legal problem? Its very interesting and reveals a lot of things that explain why he decided to split that I was unaware of previously. It makes his decision a lot more understandable. Its called POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED.
May 03, 2009
I've heard about it and i really want to check it out.
 
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