The Apartment

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In Brief: Potentially Billy Wilder's most cynical comedy (if far from his most cynical film), The Apartment (1960) dealt with material that was particularly daring in its era. That the film still packs ample dramatic weight and resonance nearly six decades later is a testament not only to Wilder's directorial prowess, but also to the emotional honesty of his script, co-written by I.A.L. Diamond. This tragicomedic examination of extramarital assignations, toxic corporate culture and suicidal ideation is potentially even more prescient when viewed in the context of contemporary sexual politics and modern attitudes toward sexual harassment, and it gives stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred McMurray an opportunity to do some of their best work.
Genre: Comedy Drama
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Rated: PG

The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Apartment on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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