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Cul-de-Sac Details

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The fact that there isn't a single likeable character in [[Feature~V88888~Cul de Sac~desade]] does not diminish its artistic value in the least. Ageing, furtively kinky [[Performer~P57070~Donald Pleasence~donaldpleasence]] is married to sexy young [[Performer~P19746~Francoise Dorleac~françoisedorléac]]. The couple's hermitlike tranquility is shattered when wounded gangsters [[Performer~P44189~Jack MacGowan~jackmacgowran]] and [[Performer~P67551~Lionel Stander~lionelstander]] invade their home and hold them hostage. As [[Performer~P19746~Dorleac~françoisedorléac]] urges her tremulous husband to do something, the two criminals begin behaving in a fashion that can only inadequately be described as eccentric. Drawing upon two of [[Performer~P106743~Polanski~romanpolanski]]'s favorite themes-isolation and latent insanity--[[Feature~V88888~Cul de Sac~desade]] actually improves upon each viewing, assuming that the viewer has the intestinal fortitude to sit through it once. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 7, 1966

Cast

Donald Pleasence
as George
Françoise Dorléac
as Teresa
Lionel Stander
as Richard
Jack MacGowran
as Albert
William Franklyn
as Cecil
Robert Dorning
as Mr. Fairweather
Jacqueline Bisset
as Jacqueline
Marie Kean
as Mrs. Fairweather
Renee Houston
as Christopher's Mother
Iain Quarrier
as Christopher
Trevor Delaney
as Little Nicholas

Crew

Roman Polanski
Director
Gene Gutowski
Producer
Roman Polanski
Screenwriter
Gérard Brach
Screenwriter
Gilbert Taylor
Cinematographer
Alastair McIntyre
Editor
George Lack
Art Director
Bridget Sellers
Costume Designer
Roy Ford
Camera Operator
Maude Spector
Casting
Don Weeks
Production Manager
Tony Tenser
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