The Lost Weekend

Taboo-breaking drama about a writer struggling with a writer’s block and an alcohol addiction. Winner of four Oscars (including best film) and the Grand Prix during the first Cannes Film Festival ever.

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While his family and friends try to help him fight his alcohol addiction, writer Don starts a four-day dredging marathon and ends up at the bottom of the well.
THE LOST WEEKEND is a film adaptation of the eponymous book by Charles Jackson. In the book, the main character is a latent homosexual, a fact that Wilder had to drop under pressure from the film censorship. The results of the first test show were disastrous and Paramount was about to withdraw the film, but thanks to a sophisticated cinema release in a small number of theatres, THE LOST WEEKEND built a strong reputation with cinema audiences through word of mouth.

Billy Wilder, USA, 1945, 107 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling.