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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker.
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.
Very interesting early Polanski movie made in Poland with a pocket-change budget. Very edgy, psychological story of two men and a woman on a somewhat dilapidated wooden sloop... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sandalls71
I enjoyed it, but wouldn't necessarily recommend it. I felt it was too drawn out and the ending fell flat. Read morePublished 6 months ago by lorin
I REALLY love this movie. In the very first scene and the very last scene the beautiful Jolanta Umecka almost takes on a mannequin look, giving an almost surreal feel to the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary Katherine
A classic Polanski...seemingly all is well whilst all the while indescribable tension boils beneath the surface.Published 11 months ago by B. Koral
We did not see a description of this movie stating it is not in english. Very disappointed with Amazon's write up.Published 21 months ago by Timothy W. O'Connor