"A perverse game refereed by a divine Françoise Dorléac." TELERAMA
George and Teresa form a middle-class couple: he is a middle-aged man, extravagant and effeminate. She, much younger, is sensual and mysterious. They live on an island, away from the other inhabitants. The arrival of two gangsters on the run will turn their lives upside down...
Building on the success of his previous feature film, Repulsion , Roman Polanski and his co-screenwriter Gérard Brach give free rein to their pessimistic vision of society by signing Cul-de-sac , a dark and absurd comedy, deliberately theatricalized. This behind closed doors with offbeat suspense, with an incredible freedom of tone, is one of the most free works of the filmmaker where all the talent of the sublime Françoise Dorléac explodes.
CUL-DE-SAC by Roman Polanski (1966 - B&W - 112 mins) New restoration Original version + French version
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
.TWO GANGSTERS AND AN ISLAND (23 mins)
This documentary traces the trajectory of Cul-de-sac , from the search for the casting to the shooting on the island of Lindisfarne, in the north of England, where Roman Polanski and his team sometimes had to deal with actors who were out of control.
. 3 SHORT FILMS DIRECTED BY ROMAN POLANSKI (HD)
"WHEN ANGELS FALL" ( Gdy spadają anioły – 1959 – B&W and Colors – 22 mins) A peeing lady contrasts the sad spectacle of the urinal with the flamboyant imagery of her memories...
"THE FAT AND THE SKINNY" (1961 – B&W – 15 mn) The story of a fat man and a thin man where everything is a question of relativity...
"THE MAMMALS" ( Ssaki – 1962 – B&W – 11 mn) Two men and a sled in a large snowy expanse...
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.66 format respected • Black & White • Film length: 112 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version / French Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.66 format respected • 16/9 4/3 compatible • Black & White • Film length: 107 mins