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Repulsion (1965) dir. by Roman Polanski

Polanski’s film plunges into this crack, the line dividing sexual fascination and repulsion, the male and the female, the society and the individual. The face, the eye, the four walls around Catherine Deneuve’s Carol all rupture and fracture. Her mind’s grasp on reality splinters, she withdraws and psychosis sets in […] (x)

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The state of the apartment mirrors the state of Carole’s mind.  We can see cracks beginning to form in the walls and the place is a mess, full of upturned furniture, rotting food and (though not included in the scene) two dead bodies. […]. As she descends further into madness, the cluttered apartment suddenly expands in size, resembling a huge and cavernous expanse of darkness and menace.  From this huge space we move to the claustrophobic confines of a corridor whose walls excrete arms, groping and caressing Carole as she crawls towards her bedroom, seeking out childhood’s safest hiding place under the bed.” 

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