FRANTIC
1988, Warner Bros., 120 min, France/USA, Dir: Roman Polanski

Harrison Ford, in one of his best performances, plays an American surgeon visiting Paris for a medical conference when his wife vanishes from their hotel room. Receiving no help from local authorities, he follows his only clue - a piece of errant luggage - to a streetwise young woman (Emmanuelle Seigner) who also lost her bag at the airport. Featuring a tense Ennio Morricone score, this is a thriller worthy of Alfred Hitchcock, and one of Polanski’s most underrated films.


ROSEMARY’S BABY
1968, Paramount, 136 min, USA, Dir: Roman Polanski

A young New York couple (Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes) move into a new apartment building, where they’re quickly befriended by lovable Ruth Gordon and husband Sidney Blackmer. All is not as it seems, though, and Farrow soon comes to suspect that her neighbors have truly sinister plans in store for her and her unborn baby. This eerie supernatural thriller builds shivery atmosphere through each successive scene, right up until the shattering climax.


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