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U.S., 1972
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills
Approx. 144 min. 35mm.

Wilder at his mellowest, as amid disappearing coffins, romance blooms. Hard-driving businessman Jack Lemmon and Londoner Juliet Mills arrive on the island of Ischia in Italy to bury their respective parents, who they discover had been having a clandestine affair for years.


“The most underrated of all Billy Wilder comedies and arguably the one that comes closest to the sweet mastery and lilting grace of his mentor, Ernst Lubitsch.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader

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