As a part of the French film festival being held at Sarathi Studios, Alliance Françoise de Hyderabad is screening the legendry French classic "Irma la Douce" (the soft one).
This Billy Wilder's film is an absolute gem. Coming after 'Some Like it Hot' and 'One, Two, Three' and before the similarly undervalued 'Kiss Me, Stupid' it is part of Wilder's most creative period. Shirley Maclaine is perfect as the hooker with the heart of gold and Lemmon is hilarious as the protective lover. Largely shot in a studio, Wilder makes hay with the control that this gives him, with a fabulous market where Lemmon works to keep Irma off the streets. A joy to see Lou Jacobi in the pivotal role of Moustache whose line delivery cannot be faulted and he is given many of the film's funniest moments.
It is also a joy to watch a great wit like Wilder show us that prostitution is a way of earning a living, not a social problem. Irma La Douce" is a 2hr 35min long, and despite its flaws, looks good for what it is.
The movie begins at 6:30pm.For further details please contact 2373-2050.