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Roman Polanski United Kingdom, 1966

dionysus67's rating of the film Cul-de-sac

Unjustly underrated Polanski film that deals with issues of power, submission, transgression and infantilism in genuibely cinematic terms. Gorgeously photographed it depicts dalliance and subsequent recourse to fetal positions against overwhelming and calmly threatening forces not only in psychologically instructive terms but mainly in visual (e.g. hennery, tide) symbolism. Expertly acted, it thrills and captivates.