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Irma la Douce

Billy Wilder / US, 1963 / 147 min.

Three years after The Apartment (1960) Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine got back together for Irma la Douce, a bittersweet comedy in Technicolor about a guileless Parisian copper Nestor Patou (Lemmon) who falls in love with a prostitute (MacLaine) and vows to protect her.

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Irma la Douce won an Oscar for Best Music and a Golden Globe for Best Actress (MacLaine). Irma la Douce is based on the French musical of the same name by Marguerite Monnot.

Screened in 35mm (from Eye”s collection)

Details

Director

Billy Wilder

Production year

1963

Country

US

Original title

Irma la Douce

Length

147 min.

Language

ENG

Part of

Sweet & Sour: The Films of Billy Wilder

The legendary screenwriter and Hollywood director Billy Wilder was a brilliant word artist. His Oscar-winning classics are brimming with irresistible and cynical humour: incredibly funny, bold and incisive.

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