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The Apartment

Billy Wilder / US, 1960 / 124 min.

A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community in the fifties, and a romantic story about two lonely people who connect. The Apartment was nominated for ten Oscars in 1960 and won five.

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Bland office clerk C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) enjoys little status at the insurance company he works for. To climb the ladder, he tries to ingratiate himself with his superiors: he lends them his apartment for their extramarital affairs. While they enjoy themselves, Baxter wanders the streets alone. Baxter has to choose between his ambitions and his emotions, when the woman he is secretly in love with, the elevator operator Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), proves to be the company president’s lover.

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The Apartment


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