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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

- Have you fallen asleep?

- Oh, I'm sorry!

I think you must be

in love or something.

Why does the old b*tch pick on me?

That's the second time this week.

I nearly told her what she

could do with the job.

- Hey, are you asleep?

- That's what I asked her.

She wants me to stay

until seven again.

What polish are you putting on?

- The usual one Madam.

- Oh, I'm fed up with it.

I feel like a change.

Give me Revlon's Fire & Ice.

I'll go and get it.

Madame Denise?

Madame Denise,

Mrs. Randlesham wants

Revlon's Fire & Ice.

I don't think there's any left.

Put this on. She'll never

know the difference.

Hello, darlin'. How

about the other then?

You can't eat stuff like this!

Come on, I'll take

you to Wheelers. OK?

I have to get back.

Oh, we can have a, we

can have a quick meal.

Come on.

I can't.

- I'll be late.

- Well, thing then?


I can't.

- Well, goodbye.

- But, just a, just a minute!

What about tonight?

I'm sorry, but I'm busy tonight.

You really make me feel wanted.

Who's the lucky boy?

I'm having dinner with my sister.

She a cook good?

I don't know...I haven't

even thought about it.

Well, at least it can't be

any worse than Fish and chips.

I think we're having rabbit.

Rabbit? Oh!

I thought they'd all been killed off.

- No. She has a friend...

- A rabbit?

No, I think the friend has rabbits.

Poor bunny.

Well, what about tomorrow?

- Tomorrow?

- Yeah.

What's doing tomorrow?

I'll meet you at the Hoop

and Toy, you know, the pub

along there. But ah, seven?

- Hello!

- Hello!

Come along, boy.

Walkies! Walkies!

Have a good day?

- Darling?

- Yes.

How's work?

All right.

It's close today.

Are you still going away?

Oh Darling, please don't start that again.

- How long are you going for?

- I've told you.

- Fortnight?

- Mind.

How long?

Ten or twelve days.

No more than that?

I heard such a funny story

on the news this evening.

Does he have to leave his

things in the bathroom?

The Minister of Health,

what's his name?

He found eels coming out of his sink.

It was on the television.

Even the announcer was laughing.

Why does he put his

toothbrush in my glass?

Carol. Please!

We must get this crack mended.


- Hello!

- Hello!

You're early.

I didn't expect you for hours!

I couldn't live without

you for another minute.


Anyway, you said eight-thirty.

I haven't even started yet.

There's a marvelous story

in this evening's paper.

Increase at least one hour.

- Huh?

- Your rabbit. I'm cooking it.

bring to the boil, skim and

allow to simmer slowly for 1-1/2 hours.

Yes, well, we'll go out

tonight, I'll take you out.

Here, read that.

Oh, I know that.

I saw it on television.

That bloody bell!


Pity it wasn't lobster though.

You never give me a chance to

show you what a good cook I am.

You can tell me over dinner.

You think they'd have something

better to do than clang away

like that all the time.

It's worse when they start

ringing it at midnight.

I wonder what they

ring it for, anyway?

Perhaps they have wild parties.

Maybe they'll invite me sometime.

Go put your best bib and

tuck on, I feel like a spree.

Ah, the beautiful younger sister.

Comment a va?

I thought you were eating in?

Aren't you going to have dinner?


I'm going to have dinner.

But not here.

No, not here.

Pass me that brush will

you, there's a love.

Just because I go out once,

there's no need to start sulking!

I'm not sulking.

Hmm! Well, you're not exactly smiling.

Come on, you're not going into

the Miss World competition.

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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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