FEDORA - REMASTERED

By Billy WILDER

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Drama - Completed 1978

One of Billy Wilder’s last films, it takes a loving yet ironic look at Hollywood’s now defunct star system as it follows a cash-strapped indie producer who’s trying to get the apparently ageless star Fedora make her comeback – and his fortune.

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Festival de Cannes 2013
Cannes Classics
    • Year of production
    • 1978
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Billy WILDER
    • Writer(s)
    • Billy WILDER, I.A.L. DIAMOND
    • Producer(s)
    • Billy WILDER
    • Synopsis
    • The well-known American producer Barry Detweiler is determined to find out by all means the whereabouts of the legendary Hollywood film star Fedora, since he wants to bring the apparently ageless actress back to the screen. His search takes him to a Greek island where Fedora is living with Countess Sobryanski, Dr. Vando and her nurse, who are all too eager to protect her from outsiders. Any attempt to approach the star seems hopeless. Yet eventually Detweiler is admitted to the villa where the Countess firmly declares that Fedora is too ill to start working again; her career is definitely over. After the producer’s visit, Fedora suffers a breakdown, and Detweiler clearly feels that he has not been told the truth. The events then come fast and furious: Fedora goes to see Detweiler in his hotel, telling him that she is being kept like a prisoner. Dr. Vando takes Fedora back to the island in a straitjacket, and the next day Detweiler learns that Fedora has been taken to the clinic of Montcerf near Paris. Shortly afterwards she commits suicide. In the course of the preparations for the funeral, a fierce debate breaks out between the Countess and Detweiler during which the mystery of Fedora's eternal youth is revealed to the American.
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