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Genres: Comedy , Drama , Thriller
Actors: Donald Pleasence , Françoise Dorléac , Lionel Stander , Jack MacGowran , Iain Quarrier , Geoffrey Sumner , Renee Houston , Robert Dorning , Marie Kean , William Franklyn , Jacqueline Bisset , Trevor Delaney
Director: Roman Polanski
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1966
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 (5643 votes)

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. Written by Sean Taylor The wounded criminal Richard “Dicky” and his dying partner Albie seek for shelter in an old seaside castle full of chickens and owned by the eccentric and coward American George and his slut French wife Teresa. While waiting for the rescue of his boss, Albie dies and Dicky develops a strange relationship with the odd couple.

Film Review

So we are getting in the way back machine a little bit for this one. Cul-De-Sac, Roman Polanski's third film, was made in 1966. I saw one of his other early films, Repulsion and I was pretty impressed so I figured I would give this one a try when I saw it on Netflix.Two criminals, Albie (Jack MacGowran) and Richard (Lionel Stander) are on the run from the law after a botched robbery. They are both wounded and their car has run out of gas. Desperate for a place to hide out, they stumble upon an isolated castle that sits on an Island.The castle is occupied by George (Donald Pleasence) and his wife Teresa (Francoise Dorleac). George is a pushover who dotes on his forceful and promiscuous wife. They are resistant to the two men when they first arrive but George is unwilling to fight and bends to the whim of much larger Richard. Teresa becomes resentful that George will not stand up for himself and conflicts occur.You can't help but think of one film in particular while I was wat…

I knew nothing of Polanski before seeing this, which came as part of a newly-released DVD box set. As someone who enjoys detail, I would say this is a film that warrants several viewings – admittedly, the first time I saw it, it seemed disjointed, bleak and fairly pointless. However the characters grow on you – this is such a quotable film and there are scenes which would work just as well on stage (there are some blatant references to Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’).The central theme of the film is isolation. From the opening sequence, following a telegraph line to the castle where the film is based (which is consequently severed), the film is full of little symbolic references. Because of each character’s isolation, the subtle dynamics between them make for an interesting film. Its odd the way Polanski can imbue such ordinary and superficial interactions with something ELSE. He skirts on the edge of reality and some sequences are indeed dreamlike.This quality also owes a lot t…

A pair of criminals takes refuge at a beach-front castle owned by an Englishman and his French wife. Perhaps Polanski's worst film, this works neither as a comedy, nor as a thriller. The script is boring and pointless. The humor is forced and unfunny. The cinematography is so poor that it looks like a low-budget home movie. The acting is mostly bad. Pleasence is such a dweeb that it's hard to believe that he would manage to nab a hot wife like Dorleac. Stander turns in the most interesting performance, although that's not saying much. Pleasence overacts. Dorleac, who died at age 25 a few months after this film was released, is attractive but her English is incomprehensible.


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