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
13 September 1978 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
When the Countess is reading the names of the rich and famous who have sent condolences, she pauses when she reads Marlene Dietrich
's name, calling her a "real fighter." Dietrich had been directed by Billy Wilder
in "A Foreign Affair" and "Witness for the Prosecution." See more
Jean Sibelius tacky?!?
Music by Walter Gross
Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Recording sung by Nat 'King' Cole See more