Cul-De-Sac

Cul-De-Sac

A robbery gone wrong, a rising tide, an isolated home and a gangster holding a married couple hostage; neuroses and sexualities simmer away and give way to a mental ménage a trois. With everybody falling quickly and easily into role-playing and sexual humiliation, Polanski turns an already taut piece of paranoia into a darkly humorous comment on modernity and collapsing values.

WINNER: Golden Bear.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

Cul-De-Sac

  • Director: Roman Polanski
  • Year: 1966
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: M