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FULL SYNOPSIS

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, Isabel Adjani. The film was based on Le Locataire Chimerique, a novel by Roland Topor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 15, 2011

Cast

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

Crew

Roman Polanski
Director
Andrew Braunsberg
Producer
Gérard Brach
Screenwriter
Roman Polanski
Screenwriter
Roland Topor
Book Author
Sven Nykvist
Cinematographer
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Hubert Rostaing
Musical Direction/Supervision
Françoise Bonnot
Editor
Pierre Guffroy
Production Designer
Albert Rajau
Art Director
Claude Moesching
Art Director
Alain Sarde
Associate Producer
Hercules Bellville
Executive Producer
Marc Grunebaum
First Assistant Director
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