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Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce

Billy Wilder ,

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Runtime:

143

Aspect Ratio:

2.35:1

Colour:

Colour

Certificate:

15

Subtitles:

English SDH

Genre:

Comedy Romance

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One of director Billy Wilder's biggest box office hits following his landmark comedies Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, the spectacular Irma La Douce -- adapted from the 1956 musical for the French theatre -- reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered (and Oscar®-nominated) early roles.

MacLaine is Irma, a popular Parisian prostitute whose new pimp is an unlikely procurer: Nestor (Lemmon) is a former honest cop who was just fired and framed by his boss after Nestor inadvertently had him arrested in a raid. However, Nestor's love for Irma is making his newfound vocation impossible, so he poses as a phoney British lord who insists on being Irma's one and only "client." But when "Lord X" appears to have become the victim of foul play...further comedic complications ensue!

Irma La Douce offers many of the same sardonic observations on human nature as Wilder's earlier comedies -- in addition to the same riotous humour and touching romance -- but on an even broader, more colourful canvas. Collaborating again with his regular screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond, Wilder delivers one of his most purely entertaining crowd-pleasers of the 1960s.

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  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
  • LPCM Mono Audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Feature Length Audio Commentary by critic and film historian Kat Ellinger
  • Feature Length Audio Commentary by film historian Joseph McBride
  • Brand New and Exclusive Interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard
  • PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Richard Combs, alongside a wide selection of rare archival imagery.

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