Cul-de-Sac

United Kingdom, 1966

Film
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Two wounded gangsters on the run descend upon a retired businessman living like a hermit with his young, bored and flirtatious French wife in an old castle on Holy Island, off the Northumberland coast. The arrival of the gangsters disrupts the couple’s eccentric relationship. (Awards: Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, 1966) Cast includes Donald Pleasence, Francoise Dorleac, Jacqueline Bisset, Lionel Stander and Jack MacGowran.

Credits

director

Roman Polanski

producer

Gene Gutowski

production company

Compton

Language

English

Duration

01:40:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37306

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Kidnapping

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Insanity

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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