The Apartment

This razor-sharp tragicomedy is a key feature in Billy Wilder’s oeuvre. Everything is in it: reflections about the human nature and sexual morality, social satire and true love. Winner of five Academy Awards.

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C.C. Baxter is an office clerk who courts favour with the executives in his office by giving them the key to his small apartment for their extramarital flings. Among them is his callous boss, J.D. Sheldrake, who Baxter eventually learns is using his place to sleep with Miss Kubelik, the sweet elevator operator the clerk has loved from afar. When Sheldrake coldly dumps the vulnerable young woman, she tries to commit suicide in Baxter’s apartment, giving the clerk the opportunity to save the woman of his dreams but possibly lose his job.

Billy Wilder, USA, 124 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen.
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