The staircase.
A still from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant., the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

The staircase.

A still from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant., the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"The previous tenant threw herself out of the window. Ha ha ha!
You can still see where she fell! Look!”
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant., the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"The previous tenant threw herself out of the window. Ha ha ha!

You can still see where she fell! Look!”

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant., the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

At the window.
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant., the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

At the window.

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant., the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"The worms shall consume thy bowels, thy lips, thy mouth. They shall enter into my ears, they shall enter into my nostrils…"
Probably the worst eulogy ever.
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"The worms shall consume thy bowels, thy lips, thy mouth. They shall enter into my ears, they shall enter into my nostrils…"

Probably the worst eulogy ever.

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Moving the wardrobe. All three movies feature something behind a wardrobe.
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Moving the wardrobe. All three movies feature something behind a wardrobe.

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

And behind the wardrobe, in addition to cracked plaster is … a hole. And in the hole? A tooth. The previous tenant, Simone Choule, lost a tooth in the fall from her window. If this is that tooth, it was not she that put it there, she never came back home from the hospital.
I find this movie, as well as the others in the trilogy, has a lot of moments that remind me of Silent Hill. This moment here reminds me of 4: The Room.
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

And behind the wardrobe, in addition to cracked plaster is … a hole. And in the hole? A tooth. The previous tenant, Simone Choule, lost a tooth in the fall from her window. If this is that tooth, it was not she that put it there, she never came back home from the hospital.

I find this movie, as well as the others in the trilogy, has a lot of moments that remind me of Silent Hill. This moment here reminds me of 4: The Room.

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Standing in the loo #1. The unnamed French apartment building Trelkowski moves into has some strange quirks. Among them is the habit of some tenants to seemingly stand motionless in the shared bathroom for an hour or more. That bathroom window is all the view the apartment has.
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Standing in the loo #1. The unnamed French apartment building Trelkowski moves into has some strange quirks. Among them is the habit of some tenants to seemingly stand motionless in the shared bathroom for an hour or more. That bathroom window is all the view the apartment has.

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"That old woman. She is evil. She has done everything she could to make things difficult for us! Just because the girl is disabled."
Sing with me: “E-evil woman!…”
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"That old woman. She is evil. She has done everything she could to make things difficult for us! Just because the girl is disabled."

Sing with me: “E-evil woman!…”

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Standing in the loo #2. This time Trelkowski has opera glasses. The mystery remains, however.
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Standing in the loo #2. This time Trelkowski has opera glasses. The mystery remains, however.

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"I found a tooth in my apartment. It was in a hole." "A tooth? In a hole?"  "Yeah. A hole in the wall. Wrapped in cotton wool."
Is that a shower head behind him, making a yellow halo?
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"I found a tooth in my apartment. It was in a hole." "A tooth? In a hole?"  "Yeah. A hole in the wall. Wrapped in cotton wool."

Is that a shower head behind him, making a yellow halo?

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"What right has my head to call itself me?" —it sounds more profound in French, I’m sure.
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

"What right has my head to call itself me?" —it sounds more profound in French, I’m sure.

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Standing in the Loo #3. In a hat and with an umbrella, no less!
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Standing in the Loo #3. In a hat and with an umbrella, no less!

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Red nails. Simone left a lot of her things behind, including a little bottle of red nail polish. Trelkowski is Polish but not red, so one thing leads to another…
Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.

Red nails. Simone left a lot of her things behind, including a little bottle of red nail polish. Trelkowski is Polish but not red, so one thing leads to another…

Stills from Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant, the final movie in his “Apartment Trilogy” along with Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani.