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Cul de Sac

  • UK / 1966 / 111min / Black & White
  • Original Title : Cul de Sac
  • Director : Roman Polanski

Synopsis

A somewhat surreal black comedy directed and co-scripted by Roman Polanski, Cul de Sac is the tale of a mismatched married couple, George and Teresa living in an isolated castle near the ocean whose home is invaded by two gangsters on the run after an unsuccessful heist. Lionel Stander plays Dicky, a thug who attempts to save the life of his mortally wounded partner by enlisting the help of George and Teresa, then holds them captive in their own home as the group awaits the arrival of the mysterious Mr. Kattlebach, the gangstersí boss whom Dicky has contacted prior to cutting the phone line. The nubile young Teresa proves more resourceful than her ever-cringing husband as they try to come up with a plan for eluding their boorish captor; further complications arise, however, after an unexpected visit from an old school chum of Georgeís, who arrives with an entourage of annoying family and friends.

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