About

In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, 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 madn...

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Directed by

Roman Polański

Written by

Roman Polański (Screenplay)
Gérard Brach (Screenplay)
David Stone (Adaptation)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

london england post traumatic stress disorder hallucination schizophrenia loneliness psychosis rent

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