Now, that’s what I call a well-known name… “The Pianist” is still one of his best works and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. However Polanski was in the movie industry way before “The Pianist”. “Cul de Sac” from 1966 is one of the many proofs of his early directing and writing skills. On IMDB it got a rating of 7.2, which is somewhere between great and fantastic!
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. Sean Taylor for IMDB.
Enjoy! It’s no Pianist, but it comes highly recommended and… it free! 🙂