Repulsion (1965)

The nightmare world of a virgin's dreams becomes the screen's shocking reality!

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
  • Release Date: 1965-06-01
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 934 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Compton Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Roman Polanski
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Beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.

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  • Catherine Deneuve

    as Carole Ledoux
  • Ian Hendry

    as Michael
  • John Fraser

    as Colin
  • Yvonne Furneaux

    as Hélène Ledoux
  • Patrick Wymark

    as le propriétaire
  • Renée Houston

    as Mme Balch
  • Valerie Taylor

    as Mme Denise
  • James Villiers

    as John
  • Helen Fraser

    as Brigitte
  • Monica Merlin

    as Mme Rendesham
  • Hugh Futcher

    as Reggie
  • Imogen Graham

    as Manicurist
  • Mike Pratt

    as Workman
  • Roman Polanski

    as Spoon Player
Production Michael Klinger Executive Producer
Production Sam Waynberg Executive Producer
Production Tony Tenser Executive Producer
Directing Roman Polanski Director
Writing David Stone Adaptation
Writing Roman Polanski Screenplay
Production Gene Gutowski Producer
Sound Chico Hamilton Original Music Composer
Writing Gérard Brach Screenplay
Camera Gilbert Taylor Director of Photography
Editing Alastair McIntyre Editor
Costume & Make-Up Tom Smith Makeup Artist
Sound Tom Priestley Sound Editor
Art Frank Willson Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Gladys Leakey Hairstylist
Art Seamus Flannery Art Direction
Directing Ted Sturgis First Assistant Director
Camera Alan Hall Camera Operator
Sound Gerry Humphreys Sound Recordist
Sound Stephen Dalby Sound Supervisor
Sound Les Hammond Sound Mixer
Sound Lionel Strutt Sound Re-Recording Mixer