A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion. Written by
Sean Taylor <Taylor@org.chem.ethz.ch>
A Merry-Go-Round of Emotional Violence!
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Did You Know?
Roman Polanski claimed that he had such a hard time making the film - what with the inhospitable location, bad weather, constant quarrels with his actors and difficulties in communicating with his crew because of his then-poor grasp of English - that he considered giving up film-making altogether. However, he was pleased with the end result, which he called "an addition to the poetic language of the cinema". See more
The position of the mattress on the patio changes position between scenes, especially when Teresa places the paper between Dickie's toes and lights them. See more
Get the hell outta my fortress!
Referenced in Shadows and Fog