Archive Cinema City 2010.

The Apartment

The Apartment

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Country: USA
Year: 1960
Duration: 125 min

Director: Billy Wilder
Scenario: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

Programme selection: Peđa's Film Collection

Synopsis:

Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He’s discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder – by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he’s left with a major problem to solve.

Director:

In feature after feature, in a wide variety of styles and genres, Wilder explored the taboo subjects of the day with insight, wit, and trenchant cynicism; adultery, alcoholism, prostitution; no topic was too controversial or too racy for Wilder’s films. Unlike the majority of Hollywood’s other historically provocative voices, however, he was a major commercial success as well as a critical favorite, with two of his features garnering Best Picture Oscars and numerous others honored with various Academy nominations. Sophisticated and acerbic, his intricate narratives, sparkling dialogue, and painterly visuals combined to illuminate the darker impulses of modern American society with rare brilliance.

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