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  • Certificate: PG
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cinema release: 11/07/2008

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Synopsis

Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine star in this acclaimed satire from writer-director Billy Wilder. Insurance clerk C.C. Baxter (Lemmon) lets his superiors use his apartment as a secret love nest and as a result begins to make his way up in the company.
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Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine star in this acclaimed satire from writer-director Billy Wilder. Insurance clerk C.C. Baxter (Lemmon) lets his superiors use his apartment as a secret love nest and as a result begins to make his way up in the company. Things go awry when director Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) wants to use the apartment for a rendevouz with Fran Kubelik (MacLaine), an elevator operator whom the young clerk already holds a candle for. The film won five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
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"A superb, quintessentially New York movie boasting a sharp-tongued satirical script, a cracking performance from Jack Lemmon and the staying power to still win over audiences today."

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07-07-2011