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The Tenant

Year:
Duration:
126 min
Genres:
Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.8
Director:
Roman Polanski
Awards:
2 nominations
Details
Country: France
Release Date: 1976-06-11
Filming Locations: Rue la Bruyère, Paris 9, Paris, France
Earnings
Gross: $1,924,733 (USA)$5,132,555 (worldwide)
Cast
Actor
Character
Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
The Tenant
Roman Polanski
Trelkovsky
Melvyn Douglas
Monsieur Zy
Jo Van Fleet
Madame Dioz
Bernard Fresson
Scope
Lila Kedrova
Madame Gaderian
Claude Dauphin
Husband at the accident
Claude Piéplu
Neighbor (as Claude Pieplu)
Rufus
Georges Badar
Romain Bouteille
Simon
Jacques Monod
Cafe Owner
Patrice Alexsandre
Robert
Jean-Pierre Bagot
Policeman
Josiane Balasko
Office Worker
Michel Blanc
Scope's Neighbor
Florence Blot
Madame Zy
Louba Guertchikoff
Wife at accident (as Louba Chazel)
Jacques Chevalier
Patron
Jacky Cohen
Stella's Friend
David Gabison
Witness at accident (as Alain David)
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Bar Waiter (as Bernard Donnadieu)
Alain Frérot
Begger (as Alain Frerot)
Raoul Guylad
Priest
Eva Ionesco
Bettina - Madame Gaderian's daughter
Gérard Jugnot
Office Clerk
Héléna Manson
Head Nurse
Maïté Nahyr
Lucille
André Penvern
Cafe Waiter
Gérard Pereira
Drunk
Dominique Poulange
Simone Choule
Arlette Reinerg
Tramp
Jacques Rosny
Jean-Claude
Serge Spira
Philippe
Vanessa Vaylord
Martine
François Viaur
Police Sergeant
Shelley Winters
The Concierge
Albert Delpy
Neighbor (uncredited)
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alain Sarde
Peeping tom (uncredited)
Philippe Sarde
Man staring at Trelkovsky in the movie theatre (uncredited)
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Trivia
Philippe Sarde (the composer) chose the glass harmonica after having seen Polanski, at the restaurant, mimicking with his finger the action of making the glass sing. There was only one person left in the world that could play this instrument, for which Mozart wrote a few pieces.
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Although Roman Polanski plays the leading role in the film, he is given no screen credit as an actor.
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One of the ten most terrifying moments in history of cinema in the opinion of the French horror movie magazine Mad Movies.
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Goofs
When Trelkovsky is unpacking as he moves into the apartment, a crew member is reflected in the small mirror adjacent to the kitchen sink. Two crew members are then reflected in the armoire's mirror as Trelkovsky opens it.
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Quotes
Stella: Why don't you take your tie off? You look like you're choking to death.
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Trelkovsky: You want me to do it again? I shall do it again! You did not like it the first time.
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Trelkovsky: If you cut off my head, what would I say... Me and my head, or me and my body? What right has my head to call itself me?
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Photos from cast
Isabelle Adjani