Lend Me Your Wife

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Lend Me Your Wife
Lån meg din kone | Edith Carlmar, 1958
Norway | 80 minutes

Carlmar Film, the independent production company the filmmaker ran with her husband Otto, also put out comedies, including this adaptation from a witty, clever novel by Erik Pouplier. The director’s second-to-last movie is a comedy of the sexes about a man looking to get ahead in his career but lacking one key component of the successful executive profile: a wife. When a helpful married friend makes an unusual offer, shenanigans follow, with Carlmar clearly keeping one winking eye on the polite-society backdrop.

Series: The Far Side of Paradise: New Films from Norway

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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