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Roman Polanski United Kingdom, 1966

Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Cul-de-sac

Perhaps my favourite Roman Polanski film: weird, thrilling and often incredibly funny. The continuous, single-take, seven and a half minute sequence on the beach - beginning with Françoise Dorléac stripping off and running into the ocean, and ending with an airplane flying low over the camera - is a great example of how brilliant a filmmaker Polanski was during the first half of his career.