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

I-I promise you that you'll

have the money tomorrow.

That's what you said a fortnight ago.

You'll have the money

tomorrow without fail.

- Look, if you're not

going to play fair by me...

- My sister will bring it round to you.

- Won't you?

- N-no,

I'm going away on holiday.

Now look, Miss Ledoux, this time

I've had just about enough...

She'll bring it around to

you tomorrow, I promise!

She'd better Miss Ledoux.

That's all I can say!

Just the sound of his

voice makes my flesh creep.

Money, money, money, that's

all he every things about!

Good heavens, I

shall be late again.

Is Bridget about?

She's downstairs.


What's the matter?


Tell me.


Just bloody men! They promise

you the Earth and then...

- Oh, I could cut my throat!

- Don't say that!

I thought this one was different.

- Was he...?

- Oh, he was a pig. Forget it.

Oh, look at my eyes!

Will Miss Bridget please come to the

salon. Mrs. Prendergast has arrived.

I'll tell you the sordid details later.

Oh, why are they so filthy?

Don't be upset.

Will Miss Bridget please come

to the salon right away.

Are you joking?

No, you should have seen them.

They went for each other like those

women that addressed us in Hamburg.

One a big leg with bloody big charlies

tried to claw the other girl's face.

Got her fist right down her throat.

Two pints of bitter, please.

- Two pints, sir?

- Lesbians?

No, no. They both fancied the same

bloke. I should have his luck!

And then they started in with their

teeth, rolling about on the floor,

it was like a madhouse.

And I was the only mug who

tried to prevent them. I

ought to have my head examined.

I wouldn't have minded seeing it.

Feel free, anytime.

I ended up

with my coat torn, my

shirt covered with blood,

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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