Synopsis: In London, Belgian immigrant Carol Ledoux shares an apartment with her older sister Helen, and works as a manicurist at a beauty salon. Helen uses the word "sensitive" to describe Carol's overall demeanor, which is almost like she walks around in a daze, rarely speaking up about anything. When she does speak up, it generally is about something against one of those few issues on which she obsesses, such as Helen's boyfriend Michael's invasion of her space at the apartment. That specific issue may be more about men in general than just Michael's actions, as witnessed by Carol being agitated by hearing Helen and Michael's lovemaking, and she not being able to rebuff the advances effectively of a male suitor, Colin, who is infatuated with her. One of those other obsessive issues is noticing cracks and always wanting to fix them. While Helen and Michael leave on a vacation to Pisa, Italy, Carol chooses largely to lock herself in the apartment, ditching work. There, she is almost hypnotized
Director(s): Roman Polanski
Production: Royal Films International
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
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105 min

- Will we go and see the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

- I don't think Cinderella likes me.

- Cinderella?

- The little sister.

Ugh, don't be silly.

- Well, are we going to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

- She's a bit strung-up, isn't she?

- She's just sensitive, that's all.

- Huh, you can say that again.

She should see a doctor.

- What do you mean?

- Nothing, nothing, nothing.

- No, you just tell me what you meant by that!

- Nothing. Let's forget it.

You want to see the tower of

Pisa? We'll see the bloody thing!

Now let's relax,

we're going to dinner!

You always change the

subject when you start talking

like that. Do you hear?

Come along boy, din-dins.

You like your din-dins.

Come along, boy.

Hu! I'm sorry.

Oh, look, I've got to run.

I've left something at the flat.

- What? Aren't you going to drop me off?

- I've got no time.

Mmm, that's bloody hot.

You'll have to take a cab.

Ah, here.

- Um, are I going to see you tonight?

- Um...

I-I'll ring you.

I-I'll ring you.

Hello darling.

- How did you sleep?

- All right.

Is he going to stay here every night?

I really don't think that

it's any concern of yours!

He's married, though.

Darling! It's my affair!

We all have to lead our own

lives in the end, you know.

Well just don't stand around like

that, go and answer the phone!

Can't you see I'm busy?


- Miss Ledoux?

- Yes.

How longer are you going to

keep me waiting for the rent?

Oh, you want my sister!

- Ahh...I suppose she's out!

- No, no. She's here.

Just a moment.

- Who is it?

- The landlord.

Oh, damn it! He would ring up today.

- Hello, yes?

- Miss Ledoux?

- Look, I'm terribly sorry.

- I bet you are!

Look, how longer much longer are

you going to keep me waiting?

- I Promise You...

- I've had your promises before.

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Roman Polanski

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Since 1978, he has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system, having fled the country while awaiting sentencing for statutory rape. more…

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