Rosemary's Baby

  • 18
  • Roman Polanski (1968)
  • US
  • 131 min
Rosemary's Baby
Film Review
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5 out of 5

Ira Levin's bestseller about Antichrist cultism in Manhattan is impeccably and faithfully brought to the screen by director Roman Polanski in this genuinely horrifying chiller that quietly builds unbearable tension. Mia Farrow is the perfect satanic foil in a supernatural classic of conspiratorial evil meshed with apocalyptic revelations, and Ruth Gordon won a deserved Oscar for her busybody portrayal of eccentric menace. It's one of the most powerful films ever made about Devil worship because Polanski expertly winds up the paranoia with spooky atmospherics and morbid humour.

Plot Summary

Roman Polanski's film version of Ira Levin's macabre tale of devils and witchcraft in 1960s New York, starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon. When Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into a rambling apartment in central Manhattan, their lives increasingly revolve around the Castevets, the flamboyant old couple who live next door. But after Rosemary becomes pregnant, the attentions of the Castevets soon acquire sinister overtones.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rosemary Woodhouse
Mia Farrow
Guy Woodhouse
John Cassavetes
Minnie Castevet
Ruth Gordon
Roman Castevet
Sidney Blackmer
Hutch
Maurice Evans
Dr Sapirstein
Ralph Bellamy
Terry Fionoffrio
Victoria Vetri
Laura-Louise
Patsy Kelly
Donald Baumgart
Tony Curtis
Mr Nicklas
Elisha Cook Jr
Dr Hill
Charles Grodin
Man by pay phone
William Castle
Girl at the party
Sharon Tate

Crew

Director
Roman Polanski

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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