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->''How could he escape from his nightmares?''
-->-- '''Tagline'''

Trelkovsky (Creator/RomanPolanski) has moved into a Paris apartment, where the previous tenant committed suicide by leaping to her death. Now, he's starting to think his new neighbors are trying to push him to the same act. As for the audience...we don't know what to think.

Released in 1976, this is the third film of Polanski's so-called "Apartment Trilogy", following ''Film/{{Repulsion}}'' and ''Film/RosemarysBaby''. It is also the last film he made before his arrest for rape and subsequent flight from justice for his crime/from the United States a year later.

!!!'''This film contains examples of:'''
* BandagedFace: Simone Choule, the unfortunate former tenant whose rooms Trelkovsky are taking over. [[spoiler: And Trelkovsky, in the end.]]
%%* BeingWatched
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Trevalsky
* BizarroEpisode: A lot of the suspense in this movie is drawn from incidents which make no sense whatsoever, ie. the tooth in the wall, the main character sitting in the dark dressed in drag.
%%* CreepyCrossDresser
%%* DownerEnding
%%* DrivenToSuicide
* TheFilmOfTheBook: Polanski adapted the script from a short novel by French humorist Roland Topor
* GasLighting: What Trelkovsky believes his neighbors are trying to do.
%%* LookBothWays
%%* MindScrew
%%* OfficeDrone
* {{Paris}}: A grimy nondescript Paris though, rather than a touristy City of Lights.
* SanitySlippage: Hell ''yes'' !
* SingleIssueLandlord: Just don't make noise.
* TheToothHurts: Trevolsky apparently pulls out two of his own teeth.
* WouldHurtAChild: An increasingly paranoid Trevolsky slaps a crying little boy in a park.