#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.
Plot: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at an old beachfront fortress. The owner of the fortress and his young wife, initially unwilling hosts, quickly experience their relationship with the criminal shift in a humorous and bizarre fashion.
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An average Polanski piece
If we think of Roman Polanski’s pieces, Nóz w wodzie (1962)is more important, Repulsion (1965)is in my opinion almost the best movie ever made, Rosemary’s baby (1968)is more horrifying and Le Locataire (1976) is more interesting, not to talk about Chinatown (1974) etc.
So why should you see Cul-de-Sac? Because it’s polanski and it’s not crappy. And because of Catherine Deneuve’s sister Francoise Dorleac, who died way too early (in 1967, just some time after she co-starred Les Demoiselles de Rochefort with her sister).
Once again, the main characters are separated from the world and stranger’s are getting in from the outside. The movie is fun, weird and of course a must-see for a Polanski fan.
Waiting for Katelbach
Roman Polanski and his screenwriter in this film, Gerard Brach, were said to be enamored of theater of the absurd during their sojourn in Paris in the mid-60s, and wished to make a cinematic version of the then prevailing absurdist drama. It’s been reported that they asked Samuel Becket, of “Waiting for Godot” fame, if they could film one of his absurdist dramas, particularly Godot, but he refused saying that his plays were meant for the stage, and only the stage. So Brach and Polanski decided to write their own absurdist film script and wrote “Cul-De-Sac” while in France, but could find no financial backing which they later sought in England. Financial support was also difficult to find in England but their success with Repulsion (1965), a psychological-horror film, made financing available for Cul-De-Sac, which was the film they wanted to make all along. In an interview in 1970 (before Chinatown), Polanski called it “my best film. I always loved it. I always believed in it. It is real cinema.”
What it is is “absurdist” cinema that simultaneously, and not separately, combines melodrama and comedy, where two dim-witted, small-time gangsters confront a sadomasochistic couple in a Gothic, horror-like setting. The two criminals, trying to get away from a job they botched for the mysterious Mr. Katelbach, lose their auto on the causeway to a medieval castle on a island just off the Northumberland coast in England, and as the tide comes in, they find themselves trapped on the island with the couple who live in the foreboding castle, or rather the couple finds themselves trapped with the hoods. And so begins the wait for the rescue by Ketelbach who is sure to turn up and rescue these dim-wits from the authorities who are surely on their tail. The owner, George, is older than his wife, somewhat effete and scared, and scorned by his wife, who’s sexually flirtatious; the two hoods have been shot, one is dying, and the other (Dickie) uses towels as a bandage and becomes increasingly abusive, albeit in a comical way. The actions and dialogue of the four often make no sense, but there’s some macabre humor when the castle receives visitors and the couple, afraid of revealing Dickie to be who he is, use him as their butler, but the rough hood’s manners, movements, and speech indicate he’s never worked at Downton Abbey. In the end, one of the characters dies, one is shot, one goes crazy, and one goes off with an apparent new lover, but has Ketelbach shown up?
Technically, this is a well-shot film, as you might expect from a Polanski film, but I don’t believe absurdist drama is perfectly made for film. I believe absurdist drama is more suitable for the stage where dialogue is everything, but I’m sure some readers can cite examples that can refute my assertion. In any event, the weird humor might have been more compelling in the 1960s than I found it in 2015.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Director Roman Polanski
Writer Roman Polanski (original screenplay), Gérard Brach (original screenplay)
Actors Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Compton Films, Tekli
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Film Length 3,060 m (Sweden), 3,090 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm