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Repulsion (Compton Films, 1965)

Repulsion was a 1956 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski starring Catherine Deneuve. A young woman, Carol (Deneuve) is left alone when her sister Helen (Yvonne Furneaux) goes on vacation. Carol begins to unravel by reliving traumas of her past. Shot in London, Repulsion was Polanski’s first English-language film and his second feature film (after Knife in the Water — 1962). Repulsion was the first film of his “Apartment Triology” — next came Rosemary’s Baby (1968) then The Tenant (1976).

Repulsion received critical acclaim and is considered one of Polanski’s greatest movies. Repulsion is still considered to be a classic of the psychological thriller genre. Repulsion was produced for a measly 65,000 British pounds and brought in over $3.1 million.