Since Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, The Seven year Itch, Billy Wilder has remained the forerunner of the film noir, the master of iconoclast comedy. With Some like it hot he dares the confusion of gender. Inspired by the Saint Valentine’s massacre, the film is a burlesque , a thriller and a musical .
Some like it hot is also a mythical title for a nightmare shoot. This 1950’s master-piece will emerge from Marilyn’s physical and emotional suffering and Wilder’s tough-minded authority.
- At this time, America is facing the spread of Communism – even in Cuba – , confronted to McCarthyism . It is also the era of a mythical cinema about to vanish.
Around Tony Curtis, Some like it Hot last witnesses share their memories and untold secrets.