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Billy Wilder United States, 1945

Thomas's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

An impressive film tackling the very real struggles of addiction. It is neither sentimental nor preachy, and doesn't glamorise its subject. Milland gives a credible performance and Wilder is unafraid to shy away from the bleak reality and toxic relationships of those around him. This must have been a brave film for Hollywood at the time, and it still stands up today.