Dir: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire
110mins   1941   US   U   English | Russian | French   

A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna 'Ninotchka' Yakushova arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution.

Meanwhile, carefree bachelor Count Leon d'Algout attempts to intercept the valuables on behalf of their former owner, the Grand Duchess Swana. Despite their conflicting allegiances, the icy Ninotchka soon warms to Leon's charms, reluctantly going against her better judgment.

'Iridescent and teaming with vitality, Garbo glows in her penultimate film' - David Parkinson, Empire


Sun 29 October