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Fedora
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3,503 Ratings

FEDORA

Directed by Billy Wilder
France, West Germany, 1978
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Washed-up producer Barry ‘Dutch’ Detweiler attempts to lure the iconic but reclusive actress Fedora out of retirement in a bid to revive both their careers. But her privacy is hard won, and with good reason. When she commits suicide, Detweiler becomes suspicious and decides to investigate further.

Synopsis

Washed-up producer Barry ‘Dutch’ Detweiler attempts to lure the iconic but reclusive actress Fedora out of retirement in a bid to revive both their careers. But her privacy is hard won, and with good reason. When she commits suicide, Detweiler becomes suspicious and decides to investigate further.

Our take

Almost 30 years after Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder reunited with William Holden for this spiritual sequel: another self-reflexive stare-down with Hollywood revolving around a fading star—modelled on Garbo, Swanson, Dietrich, and Monroe. A farewell to a lost era, both sun-drenched and nightmarish.