Irma la Douce

  • Dir: Billy Wilder

  • USA, 1963, 143minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi

After their Golden Globe winning performances in The Apartment, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine reunited with Billy Wilder for this rowdy Paris-set romantic comedy. After dismissed by the police force for being overly honest, Nestor falls in love with Irma, a charming prostitute. When Nestor realises that he can’t help but be furiously jealous by Irma’s line of work, he comes up with a drastic solution – inventing an alter ego. Adapted from a French musical, this endearing farce about sex and love is anchored by the splendid performances of its two stars.

Academy Awards: Best Score

Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)


In-theatre Screening

  • 2021-01-23 (Sat)
    2021-02-21 (Sun)
    Buy Ticket2021-06-13 (Sun)


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