Cul-de-sac

Cul-de-sac

Directed by Roman Polanski • 1966 • United Kingdom
Starring Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander

Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage à trois in this slyly absurd tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period. Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac star as a withdrawn couple whose isolated house is invaded by a rude, burly American gangster on the run, played by Lionel Stander. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliation. CUL-DE-SAC is an evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos.

Cul-de-sac
  • Cul-de-sac

    Directed by Roman Polanski • 1966 • United Kingdom
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander

    Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage à trois in this slyly absurd tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period. Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac star as a with...

Extras

  • Making of CUL-DE-SAC

    This video piece on the making of CUL-DE-SAC was produced in 2003 and features interviews with director Roman Polanski, producer Gene Gutowski, and cinematographer Gil Taylor, among others.

  • CUL-DE-SAC Alternate Trailer

    Directed by Roman Polanski • 1966 • United Kingdom
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander

    Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage à trois in this slyly absurd tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period. Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac star as a with...