#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Paris, the shy bureaucrat Trelkovsky rents an old apartment without bathroom where the previous tenant, the Egyptologist Simone Choule, committed suicide. The unfriendly concierge (Shelley Winters) and the tough landlord Mr. Zy establish stringent rules of behavior and Trelkovsky feels ridden by his neighbors. Meanwhile he visits Simone in the hospital and befriends her girlfriend Stella. After the death of Simone, Trelkovsky feels obsessed for her and believes his landlord and neighbors are plotting a scheme to force him to also commit suicide.
Plot: A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.
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ah…feel the alienation
I once lived with a roommate who attempted suicide, and our apartment was in a building where you could get a fifty dollar noise violation for sneezing after midnight – so, needless to say, I can easily relate to Polanski’s “The Tenant.”
But I also enjoy the film for other reasons. I’m not sure that it works, on the whole – the Polanski character’s descent into paranoia and madness, which takes up the final half hour or so, seems rather jarring and bizarre. Ebert, for one, was totally unconvinced, and he slapped the movie with a vicious one-star review. But I think that individual scenes and moments work beautifully, so even though I don’t quite understand the whole film – what does Egyptology have to do with it, for example? – I still have an overall positive impression of it.
I love the obnoxious friend portrayed by Bernard Fresson, for example. God, how many times have I settled for having stupid friends like that instead of no friends at all! I love the movie theater scene – the funniest “making out” moment in the history of film, I’d say. And boy, do I love Isabelle Adjani – she’s so foxy in this movie, it’s almost unbelievable. And she gives a great performance, as always.
Polanski is a good actor, too; I don’t agree with the occasional disparaging remarks made about his performance here. His character is supposed to be low-key and thoughtful, so his low-key performance fits. I, for one, found him perfectly sympathetic – though he did lose me a bit when he started dressed in drag for no clearly discernible reason.
Yes, the movie’s obscure. And slow. But it captures the alienating qualities of apartment living – something I’ve done entirely too much of – so I dig it. It’s funny how all you need is a common reference point, and suddenly a weirdo movie like this becomes deeply significant! Definitely worth picking up for pocket change on DVD.
Despite a good beginning, the film descends quickly into farce. Maybe this was the intention, but by the end we aren’t scared or paranoid, and we lose sympathy with the character. It wasn’t believable, but there were a few memorable moments. The whole Stella character contributed nothing to the narrative, and seemed to be just release from the intensity of the apartment. The neighbours popped up randomly and acted very strangely, yet we never saw anything of their lives, and they weren’t very menacing either. Polanskis acting is passable, but jars sometimes. And the dubbing on the version I watched was ridiculous. Disappointing.
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Roman Polanski
Writer Roland Topor (novel), Gérard Brach (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay)
Actors Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet
Country France, USA
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Marianne Productions
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (intended ratio) (theatrical ratio, Europe), 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length 3,450 m (1976) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm