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The Tenant

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Original title
Le locataire (The Tenant)
Running time
126 min.
France France
Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach (Novel: Roland Topor)
Philippe Sarde
Sven Nykvist
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Marianne Productions
Horror. Thriller | Psychological Thriller. Psychological Drama. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Meek clerk Trelkovsky takes over a Parisian flat from a woman who has committed suicide. He meets Stella, one of the woman's friends, and begins a tentative relationship with her, but runs afoul of his imperious landlord Mr. Zy, the offensive concierge, and another tenant named Madame Dioz who wants him to sign cruel petitions against people he doesn't know. Soon Trelkovsky is experiencing all kinds of hallucinations, mainly of people persecuting him, and trying to kill him. Incapable of dealing with the disproportionate insensitivity of everyone he meets, he behavior becomes erratic and paranoid.
1976: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1976: César Awards: 1 Nominations
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