The Tenant

The Tenant (1976)

Apartment for rent: Quiet building. Furnished. 2 rooms. Previous tenant committed suicide.

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1976-05-26
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 1045 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Marianne Productions
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Roman Polanski
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A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

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  • Roman Polanski

    as Trelkovsky
  • Isabelle Adjani

    as Stella
  • Melvyn Douglas

    as Monsieur Zy
  • Bernard Fresson

    as Scope
  • Shelley Winters

    as The Concierge
  • Gérard Jugnot

    as Office Clerk
  • Josiane Balasko

    as Office Worker
  • Raoul Guylad

    as Priest
  • Lila Kedrova

    as Madame Gaderian
  • Jo Van Fleet

    as Madame Dioz
  • Claude Piéplu

    as Neighbour
  • Rufus

    as Georges Badar
  • Romain Bouteille

    as Simon
  • Jacques Monod

    as Cafe Owner
  • Patrice Alexsandre

    as Robert
  • Jean-Pierre Bagot

    as Policeman
  • Jacky Cohen

    as Stella's friend
  • Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

    as Bar waiter
  • André Penvern

    as Cafe waiter
  • Albert Delpy

    as Neighbour
  • Louba Guertchikoff

    as Wife at accident
  • Claude Dauphin

    as Husband at accident
  • Éva Ionesco

    as Bettina - Madame Gaderian's daughter
  • Maïté Nahyr

    as Lucille
  • Florence Blot

    as Madame Zy
  • Michel Blanc

    as Scope's Neighbor
Camera Sven Nykvist Director of Photography
Production Andrew Braunsberg Producer
Writing Roman Polanski Screenplay
Writing Gérard Brach Screenplay
Writing Roland Topor Novel
Sound Philippe Sarde Original Music Composer
Production Hercules Bellville Executive Producer
Editing Françoise Bonnot Editor
Directing Roman Polanski Director
Art Claude Moesching Art Direction
Camera Bernard Prim Still Photographer
Camera Jean Harnois Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Ludovic Paris Hairstylist
Production Catherine Vernoux Casting
Art Albert Rajau Art Direction
Sound Michèle Boëhm Sound Editor
Art Pierre Guffroy Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Jacques Schmidt Costume Design
Sound Louis Gimel Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Didier Lavergne Makeup Artist