Roman Polanski in 'The Tenant'. Courtesy Park Circus
Hour: 7PM

From the book

Le locataire chimérique
by Roland Topor

Original title

Le Locataire

Directed by

Roman Polanski


Roman Polanski
Gérard Brach


Sven Nykvist


Françoise Bonnot

Production Designer

Pierre Guffroy

Costume Designer

Jacques Schmidt

Special Effects

Ted Samuels


Philippe Sarde


Jean-Pierre Ruh

Main Cast

Roman Polanski
Isabelle Adjani
Melvyn Douglas
Jo Van Fleet
Claude Piéplu
Shelley Winters
Jacques Monod
Lila Kedrova


Marianne Productions

France 1976
35mm, COL. (archive copy provided by Paramount Pictures)


Original English language version with Italian subtitles

World Sales

Park Circus Limited


A poor Polish office worker, Trelkowsky, rents an apartment in Paris formerly inhabited by a girl, Simone Choule, and still furnished with her things. A few days earlier Simone attempted suicide by leaping out of one of the apartment windows. Trelkowsky goes to the hospital to try and talk to her about the apartment and meets her friend, Stella. The two become involved. But the shy Trelkowsky’s life is upset by continuous interruptions by his neighbors and strange visions he sees through the apartment window. Everyone treats him as if he were Simone, and Trelkovsky becomes increasingly convinced that there is a plot against him, and Stella is part of it. Desperate, he decides to dress up like Simone and leaps out of the same apartment.

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