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Episode 34

34 Repulsion

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We discuss Roman Polanski's Repulsion this week on B Positive, the only B movie podcast that seriously discusses B movies like the works of art that they are.


Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Catherine DeneuveIan HendryJohn Fraser and Yvonne Furneaux. The screenplay is based on a scenario by Gérard Brachand Polanski, involving a young withdrawn woman who finds sexual advances repulsive and who, after she is left alone by her vacationing sister, becomes even more isolated and detached from reality. Shot in London, it is Polanski's first English-language film[2] and second feature-length production, following Knife in the Water (1962).

The film debuted at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival before receiving theatrical releases internationally. Upon its release, Repulsion received considerable critical acclaim and currently is considered one of Polanski's greatest works.[3][4][5] The film was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Gilbert Taylor's cinematography.

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