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Roman Polanski

Director, Actor

Generation, AGeneration, A (Pokolenie) (1954)
Dir. Andrzej Wajda
Feat. Roman Polanski
Fast–moving account of the Polish Resistance during WWII, as a scrappy young recruit falls in love with his unit leader. Depicts the spirited,…
Knife in the WaterKnife in the Water (1962) Recommended
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz
The old adage 'three is a crowd' is chillingly played out in Polanski's directing debut about a couple's troubled yachting weekend with a…
Roman Polanski Collection, TheRoman Polanski Collection, The (Knife in the Water, Repulsion, Cul-de-Sac) (1962-1966)
Dir. Roman Polanski
The first three features of the Polish master – "Knife in the Water", "Repulsion" and "Cul–de–Sac".
RepulsionRepulsion (1965) Aro Favourite
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Catherine Deneuve
Polanski's tour–de–force of urban sexual paranoia. Catherine Deneuve has an obsessive fear of men which slowly descends her into madness.…
Cul-de-SacCul-de-Sac (1966) Recommended
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Donald Pleasence
Polanski's influential, absurdist comedy concerns an eccentric couple taken captive by a pair of old gangsters in their Northumbrian castle. Stars…
Fearless Vampire Killers, TheFearless Vampire Killers, The (1967)
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate
Typically twisted spoof oddity on vampire movies, with Polanski's then wife Sharon Tate.
Rosemary's BabyRosemary's Baby (1968) Aro Favourite
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Mia Farrow
First major film to deal with the occult as subject matter has lost little of its potency. The trauma of pregnancy is heightened for Mia Farrow as…
Magic Christian, TheMagic Christian, The (1969)
Dir. Joseph McGrath
Feat. Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Richard Attenborough
From Terry Southern's novel, a wildly loopy satire about an eccentric multi–millionaire (Peter Sellers) who adopts a destitute son (Ringo…
MacbethMacbeth (1971) Recommended
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Jon Finch, Francesca Annis
This version of violent tragedy benefits from Polanski's fine sense of storytelling. Bloodythirsty and geniunely eerie, it comes…
Weekend of a ChampionWeekend of a Champion (1972)
Dir. Frank Simon
Feat. Roman Polanski
A fascinating cinéma vérité project filmed during Formula One's heydays, which eavesdrops on a series of conversations and hang outs between…

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