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Sunset Boulevard

Drama, Film Noir 1h 50m 1950

Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen’s most memorable characters in Sunset Boulevard. Winner of three Academy Awards, director Billy Wilder’s powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence – a body found floating in a decayed mansion’s swimming pool- Sunset Boulevard is the definitive statement on the dark and desperate side of Hollywood.

Sunset Boulevard remains the best drama ever made about the movies because it sees through the illusions…’ - Robert Ebert

Director

Billy Wilder

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Country

USA