"The Apartment", directed Billy Wilder

Movie, 1960

Unquestionably funny comedy – the best sort – which pulls laughs from a great script and leading players, and yet does so by lightly hopping over heavy duty 20th century loneliness, alienation, infidelity, prostitution, ethics, depression, chauvinism and bullying, to name just a few. Because the film’s so watchable, the corrupt world becomes acceptable and romanticised, really nailing home a few points which may or may not have been intended. Unrelenting and well-paced – a light comedy packing a huge sledgehammer under its surface.

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