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Repulsion

Roman Polanski Royaume-Uni, 1965

Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Répulsion

Polanski's love letter to Hitchcock - the title, the aloof blonde, the late period B&W - is an ultra low-budget, beatnik 'Psycho' (with a few sprinkles of 'Persona'), a claustrophic, misanthropic take on London's swinging sixties. (For those commenters questioning her motives, it's all there in that brilliant final shot.) (4.5)