The Tenant (Le Locataire): After renting an apartment in Paris, a Polish immigrant becomes obsessed with the suicidal previous tenant that lived there. An enigmatic and at times discomforting psychological horror film which has gained a cult following since it’s release. Includes themes of paranoia, alienation, conspiracy and degrading sanity.
Camera work characteristic of the director. Remarkable sense of mystery, thrill and mystique, garnished by a claustrophobic at times approach.
Considered as the last film of Polanski’s “Apartment Trilogy“. The director also plays the uncredited lead role of the quiet Polish bureaucrat Trelkovsky.
The Tenant (Le Locataire) Cast: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Bernard Fresson, Lila Kedrova, Claude Dauphin, Shelley Winters, Josiane Balasko