History Film / Repulsion

8th May '18 6:16:44 PM JustTroper
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* MundaneHorror: Basically the gist of the whole "apartment trilogy". The main character starts experiencing weird hallucinations at her flat, including cracks in the walls and AlienGeometries.
16th Apr '18 1:11:19 AM jamespolk
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* OneWordTitle: ''Repulsion''
16th Apr '18 1:05:03 AM jamespolk
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* BookEnds: The film opens with a tight closeup of Carol's eye. It ends with the camera zooming in to the photo of Carol as a child, ending with a tight closeup on her eye.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Really nastily subverted with Colin.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Really nastily subverted with Colin. He breaks down the door to the apartment, he says stuff about how he can't live without her and he had to see her, and she caves in his skull with a candlestick.
15th Apr '18 11:43:09 PM jamespolk
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Creator/CatherineDeneuve stars as Carol, a young Belgian manicurist who lives in London with her sister Helen. Carol seems generally nervous and fearful, particularly of men. When Helen decides to go on a holiday to Italy with her married boyfriend, Carol is left home alone for a few days. [[MindScrew It doesn't turn out to be a very pleasant experience]].


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Creator/CatherineDeneuve stars as Carol, a young Belgian manicurist who lives in London with her sister Helen. Carol seems generally nervous and fearful, particularly of men. When Helen decides to go on a holiday to Italy with her married boyfriend, Carol is left home alone for a few days. [[MindScrew It doesn't turn out to be a very pleasant experience]].

experience]]. Cooped up alone in the apartment, Carol slowly starts to go mad.

15th Apr '18 11:41:35 PM jamespolk
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* {{Fingore}}

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* {{Fingore}}{{Fingore}}: Carol, gripped by some fit of mania, slices the finger of a customer she's supposed to be servicing at the beauty salon.



* TheImmodestOrgasm: One of the first things that disturbs Carol's obviously already fragile mental state is the sound of a woman moaning in orgasm from the upstairs apartment.

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* TheImmodestOrgasm: One of the first things that disturbs Carol's obviously already fragile mental state is the sound of a woman her sister moaning in orgasm from the upstairs apartment.sex with her boyfriend.
15th Apr '18 8:56:26 PM jamespolk
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Creator/CatherineDeneuve stars as Carol, a young Belgian manicurist who lives in London with her sister Helen. When Helen decides to go on a holiday to Italy with her married boyfriend, Carol is left home alone for a few days. [[MindScrew It doesn't turn out to be a very pleasant experience]].


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Creator/CatherineDeneuve stars as Carol, a young Belgian manicurist who lives in London with her sister Helen. Carol seems generally nervous and fearful, particularly of men. When Helen decides to go on a holiday to Italy with her married boyfriend, Carol is left home alone for a few days. [[MindScrew It doesn't turn out to be a very pleasant experience]].




* MirrorScare: The first sign that Carol is more than just shy and high-strung.

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* MirrorScare: The first sign that Carol is more than just shy and high-strung. She sees a reflection of a man in the mirror, but he isn't there when she turns around.
15th Apr '18 2:18:42 PM jamespolk
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* QuieterThanSilence: Carol almost ''never'' speaks, so when she's alone in the house, this is natural. But special mention has to go to the [[spoiler: [[{{ImagineSpot}} Imagine Spot]]s where a man breaks into her room and assaults her.]] All we hear in those scenes is a clock ticking... and it's '''''[[NightmareFuel terrifying]]'''''.

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* QuieterThanSilence: Carol almost ''never'' speaks, so when she's alone in the house, this is natural. But special mention has to go to the [[spoiler: [[{{ImagineSpot}} Imagine Spot]]s where a man breaks into her room and assaults her.]] her. All we hear in those scenes is a clock ticking... and it's '''''[[NightmareFuel terrifying]]'''''.



* RapeLeadsToInsanity: It's strongly implied, in the final shot, that [[spoiler: Carol's mental problems stem from having been raped as a girl by a male relative or family friend]].
* SanitySlippage: The whole plot of the film.

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* RapeLeadsToInsanity: It's strongly implied, in the final shot, that [[spoiler: Carol's mental problems stem from having been raped as a girl by a male relative or family friend]].
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* SanitySlippage: The whole plot of the film. It's obvious that something's wrong with Carol by the 30-minute mark, when she sees a crack in the sidewalk and fixates on it, sitting on a bench and staring for over an hour. It gets worse from there.
15th Apr '18 2:08:59 PM jamespolk
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* TheImmodestOrgasm: One of the first things that disturbs Carol's obviously already fragile mental state is the sound of a woman moaning in orgasm from the upstairs apartment.
15th Apr '18 1:40:43 PM jamespolk
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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Carol, the manicurist, bites her nails.
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* CreatorCameo: Polanski dressed as a woman as one of the tenants coming into Carol's apartment at the end.



* EyeOpen: Starts with A tight closeup of Carol's eye as the entire opening credits roll by.



* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: What the hell happened to Carol at the end? Is she dead, or just in some kind of a coma?]]
** [[spoiler: That would probably be from not eating much of anything for a straight week, ''including'' a rabbit. Starvation or dehydration, take your pick. The real question is why she was sleeping under the bed, among other things...]]

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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: What the hell happened to Carol at the end? Is she dead, or just in some kind of a coma?]]
** [[spoiler: That would probably be from not eating much of anything for a straight week, ''including'' a rabbit. Starvation or dehydration, take your pick. The real question is why she was sleeping under the bed, among other things...]]
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