The Tenant (1976)

8.0 / Rated by 3 people

125 min.
Plot  Trelkovsky (Roman Polanski), a quiet and unassuming man, rents an apartment in Paris whose previous tenant, Egyptologist Simone Choule, attempted to commit suicide by throwing herself out the window and through a pane of glass below. He visits Choule in the hospital but finds her entirely in bandages and unable to talk. Whilst still at Choule's bedside, Trelkovsky meets Simone's friend, Stella (Isabelle Adjani), who has also come to visit. Stella begins talking to Simone, who becomes aware of her visitors. Initially showing some signs of agitation upon seeing them, Choule soon lets out a disturbing cry, then dies. It isn't clear which of the two has caused this reaction. Apparently unaware that Choule is now dead, Trelkovsky tries to comfort Stella but dares not say that he never knew Simone, instead pretending to be another friend. They leave together and go out for a drink and a movie (1973's ''Enter The Dragon''), where they fondle each other. Outside the theatre they part ways.



Roman Polanski
Melvyn Douglas
Monsieur Zy
Jo Van Fleet
Madame Dioz
Georges Badar
Shelley Winters
The Concierge
Lila Kedrova
Madame Gaderian
Josiane Balasko
Office Worker
Claude Dauphin
Husband at the accident


All Titles

Le Locataire
French Original Title
The Tenant
English Title

Release Dates






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