The Lost Weekend - Notepad

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One of the only two films to have won the Best Picture at the Oscars and the Palme De Or (Golden Palm) at Cannes Film Festival, The Lost Weekend captures four days in the life of a chronic alcoholic, desperate to get his fix. With a creepy background score and inventive dialogues, writer-director Billy Wilder evocatively captures the helplessness of a struggling writer who cannot help but be lured to the depths of addiction before he begins penning his novel.

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Plot Summary

Highly dissatisfied with his life, struggling writer Don Birnam (Ray Milland) is an alcoholic for a long time. His brother Wick (Phillip Terry) and girlfriend Helen St James (Jane Wyman) manage to keep him sober for ten days, but he makes arrangements to get away from them, on a self-destructive trip.