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The Tenant

The Tenant

A Feature film by Roman Polanski

Produced by Marianne Productions

Release in France : 26/05/1976

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Marianne Productions

French distribution :

Cinema International Corporation (CIC)

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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 Trekovsky feels ridden by his neighbors. Meanwhile he visits Simone in the hospital and befriends her girlfriend Stella. After the death of Simone, Trekovsky feels obsessed for her and believes his landlord and neighbors are plotting a scheme to force him to also commit suicide.

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Full credits (20)

Assistant directors :

Marc Grunebaum, Jean-Jacques Aublanc

Producer :

Alain Sarde

Director of Photography :

Sven Nykvist

Sound Assistant :

Louis Gimel

Camera Operator :

Jean Harnois

Editor :

Françoise Bonnot

Assistant Editor :

Jacques Audiard

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Costume designer :

Jacques Schmidt

Still Photographer :

Bernard Prim

Author of original work :

Roland Topor

Screenwriters :

Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Pierre Ruh

Assistant Operators :

François Catonné, Bruno de Keyzer

Production Manager :

Marc Maurette

Sound Editor :

Michèle Boehm

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvette Baudrot

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Artistic directors :

Albert Rajau, Claude Moesching

Location Manager :

Alain Depardieu

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Feature film

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The neighborhood

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100% French

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2 h 5 min

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