The former successful and famous Polish actress Fedora commits suicide at the Mortcerf Station, jumping off in front of a train. The broken Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attends the funeral at her house in Paris and recalls that he might have caused her death. Two weeks ago, Dutch traveled to Greece Island of Corfu seeking Fedora out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life for the last years in the villa with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour, since she abandoned the set of a film that she was shooting in London with Michael York. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of "Anna Karenina" to offer to Fedora, with the promise that investors would finance the film if Fedora accepts the lead role. Fedora, who is impressively young, is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tell that she is mentally unstable and ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it.
13 September 1978 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The movie Fedora is making with Michael York
, seen during a flashback sequence, is entitled "The Last Waltz". Coincidentally, Martin Scorsese
's real film with that title, The Last Waltz
(1978), was made and released at about the same time as this film, both in 1978. Other than sharing the title, they've nothing in common; Scorcese's film was a documentary of The Band
as they played their farewell concert. See more
When Doctor Vando and Dutch meet in the bar at approximately 30 minutes into the film, there is a closeup of Vando's earring. At the end of the scene as Doctor Vando leaves the bar (approximately 34 minutes), Vando points at his earring. This time, the earring is considerably thinner and smaller. See more
Anton, when those musicians come back, tell them we've heard enough of that "Valse triste." It's rather tacky!
Jean Sibelius tacky?
Music by Walter Gross
Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Recording sung by Nat 'King' Cole See more