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Cul-de-sac - Roman Polanski

Join us for Roman Polanski’s black comedy about a couple terrorised by gangsters, starring Donald Pleasence.

Shades of Beckett in the absurdist wit applied to the fraught encounter of an odd couple (Pleasance and Dorléac) and the gangsters on the run who turn up at their private island love-nest. Humiliation, betrayal and destruction inevitably follow, and Polanski, while relishing the dramatic potential of the setting, observes the perverse, sometimes surreal altercations with beadily comic glee.

You're recommended to book your ticket in advance from the BFI Box Office - we're going to the 3.45pm screening

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  • Claudia

    I loved it!

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    strange film, difficult to say that it was enjoyable, but important 2 c 4 polanski fans.

    January 6, 2013

  • Nina

    Hard work at times, but had depth and spurred varied & interesting discussion afterwards

    January 6, 2013

  • eliana m.

    interesting film choice, nice conversation w nice people after it :)

    January 6, 2013

  • Sara

    Hi Claudia,

    While I like Peter's first idea more, as he said, I'll be in front of the box office wearing a red carnation - no wait! that's Peter's bad influence again! - I'll have my mobile and the number is listed above, also I look just like my pic (not sure if the same can be said for Peter). Look forward to meeting you then.


    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Claudia

    Hi, it is my first meet up . how will I recognise you?

    January 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      claudia, when u arrive u must ask the secret question 'isn't the weather unseasonably mild?' and the correct answer u must expect is 'yes, although last year we had snow'. at that point the group will admit u. but u must follow these instructions exactly, to the letter. alternatively text sara or look for a group of shady/dubious looking people lurking nr the box office - it's quite a big grp this time. look fwd to seeing u there, peter. ;-)

      2 · January 5, 2013

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