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The Tenant

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Original title
Le locataire (The Tenant)
Year
Running time
126 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach (Novel: Roland Topor)
Music
Philippe Sarde
Cinematography
Sven Nykvist
Cast
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Producer
Marianne Productions
Genre
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.
Awards
1976: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1976: César Awards: 1 Nominations
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