Françoise Dorléac, Donald Pleasance in 'Cul-de-sac'. Courtesy Hollywood Classics
Hour: 9.45PM

TWO MEN AND A WARDROBE

Original title

Dwoje ludzi z szafa

Directed by

Roman Polanski

Screenplay

Roman Polanski

Cinematographer

Maciel Kijowski
Kierownik Zdek
Ryszard Borski
Jakup Dreyer

Music

Krzysztof Komeda

Assistant Director

Andrzej Kostenko

Main Cast

Jakub Goldberg
Henryk Kluba
Andrzej Kondratiuk
Barbara Laas
Stanisław Michalski
Roman Polanski

Production

Pwsf (National Film School in Łódź)

Poland

1958
14’
35mm, B/N (archive copy provided by Filmoteka Narodowa)

World Sales

National Film School in Łódź

Synopsis

Two men emerge from the open sea onto a beach, carrying a mirrored wardrobe. They head for the city, but are chased off when they try to climb aboard a tram along with their cumbersome burden. They manage to hook up with a girl, but she abandons them and they find themselves mistreated anew when they try to enter first a restaurant, then a hotel, then again when they try to stop a few young thugs. Exhausted, the two men go back to the beach and back into the water, still carrying their wardrobe.

CUL-DE-SAC

Directed by

Roman Polanski

Screenplay

Gérard Brach
Roman Polanski

Cinematographer

Gilbert Taylor

Editor

Alistair MacIntyre

Production Designer

Voytek Roman

Costumes

Bridget Sellers

Music

Krzystof Komeda

Sound

George Stephenson

Special Effects

Bowie Films Ltd.

Main Cast

Françoise Dorléac
Donald Pleasance
Lionel Stander
Jack MacGowran
Ian Quarrier
Geoffrey Summer
Renee Houston
Robert Dorning
Marie Kean
Jacqueline Bisset

Production

Compton Films, Tekli Films Productions
Great Britain 1966
111’
35mm, B/N (DCP)

Language

Original English language version with Italian subtitles

World Sales

Hollywood Classics

Synopsis

Two clumsy thieves, Albie and Dickey, botch a robbery and Albert is wounded in the stomach. They escape to a castle set on a rocky outcrop surrounded by high tides. Once they reach the castle the two split up and Dickey heads into the castle to try and call their boss for help. Inside he meets the two bizarre owners, George and Teresa, and takes them hostage. During the night, Albert dies from the wounds he received during the robbery, and George buries him the following morning. While George is digging the grave, his wife Teresa and Dickey get drunk on vodka. A few guests show up unexpectedly at the castle, including Cecil, a young man whom Teresa immediately starts flirting with, and a couple with a child. George chases the child off after the boy causes a disaster, then grows impatient with Dickey as well, and kills him. Teresa is indifferent to her husband’s plight and runs away with Cecil while George, distraught, destroys his own paintings and flees to a rocky outcrop.

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