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Repulsion

One of Polanski’s most perfectly realised films, this wonderfully detailed account is a terrifying study of the mental and emotional disintegration of Carole (Catherine Deneuve) – a shy and sexually troubled young Belgian manicurist left alone in a Kensington flat. Polanski’s magnificently imaginative yet precisely expressive use of visual and aural effects make this a landmark in cinema’s exploration of psychological disturbance.