Fedora

77
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Romance Drama
  • Release year: 1978
  • Running time: 116 min
For his penultimate film, Billy Wilder created this elegiac, potent and richly entertaining mystery. Reuniting with one of his greatest actors William Holden, and co-written with his longtime collaborator I.A.L. Diamond, this is an exquisitely crafted... read more

For his penultimate film, Billy Wilder created this elegiac, potent and richly entertaining mystery. Reuniting with one of his greatest actors William Holden, and co-written with his longtime collaborator I.A.L. Diamond, this is an exquisitely crafted tale of romance and intrigue.Washed-up producer Barry ‘Dutch’ Detweiler (William Holden) attempts to lure the iconic but reclusive actress Fedora (Marthe Keller) out of retirement in a bid to revive both their careers. But her privacy is hard won, and with good reason, and opening up the secrets surrounding her could spell disaster.Continuing the exploration of themes first examined in Sunset Boulevard, now decades later through the prism of New Hollywood, Fedora is a great filmmaker’s testament, and a masterful, stirring exploration of cinema’s power. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a new dual-format special edition for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.

Original Release

06/29/1978

US Release

04/15/1979

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Cast

William Holden Barry Detweiler
Marthe Keller Fedora
Hildegard Knef The Countess / Countess Sobryanski
Jose Ferrer Doctor Vando
Frances Sternhagen Miss Balfour
Mario Adorf Hotel Manager / Corfu Hotel Manager
Stephen Collins Young Barry
Henry Fonda President of the Academy / Henry Fonda
Michael York Self / Michael York
Hans Jaray Count Sobryanski
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Billy Wilder

Writers

Billy Wilder, Tom Tryon, I.A.L. Diamond

Cast

William Holden Barry Detweiler
Marthe Keller Fedora
Hildegard Knef The Countess / Countess Sobryanski
Jose Ferrer Doctor Vando
Frances Sternhagen Miss Balfour
Mario Adorf Hotel Manager / Corfu Hotel Manager
Stephen Collins Young Barry
Henry Fonda President of the Academy / Henry Fonda
Michael York Self / Michael York
Hans Jaray Count Sobryanski
Gottfried John Kritos
Arlene Francis Newscaster
Elma Karlowa Maid
Ellen Schwiers Nurse
Ferdy Mayne First Director
Peter Capell Second Director
Jacques Maury Head Usher
Christine Mueller Young Antonia
Christoph Künzler Clerk
Mary Kelly Gladys

Producers

Editors

Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp

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