Director Roman Polanski's first feature film is a subtly chilling tale about a married couple who pick up a young hitchhiker and invite him to join them on a boating trip that culminates in violence. In Polish with English subtitles. 2 DVDs. 1962/b&w/94 min/NR/fullscreen.
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Roman Polanski's first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters' emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as the two men compete for the woman's attention. A storm forces the small crew below deck, and tension builds to a violent climax. With stinging dialogue and a mercilessly probing camera, Polanski creates a disturbing study of fear, humiliation, sexuality, and aggression. This remarkable directorial debut won Polanski worldwide acclaim, a place on the cover of Time, and his first Oscar¨ nomination.