Original Name: Sabrina
Country: United States
Direction: Billy Wilder
Script: Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor and Ernest Lehman (adapted from the play "Sabrina Fair" by Samuel Taylor)
Genre: Romantic comedy
Length: 113 minutes
Although I consider Sandra Bullock as the queen of romantic comedies, I must admit that Audrey Hepburn was born to act on romances.
Though she's not so funny, she has features that make her a "Disney princess", as her stature, small feet, perfect posture, great voice and styles of clothing that value her body - strapless dresses that follow her silhouette and let show her round-toed low shoes.
Her resumé is also extensive in romantic films, having been on the big screen the darling of Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, Fred Astaire and Gregory Peck.
Humphrey Bogart (who's the romantic partner of Hepburn in "Sabrina"), in turn, also has an exquisite profile for films of the genre. His symbols (a gun and a cigarette held by the index and middle fingers) made him an attractive, educated, wise and omnipotent man.
Besides the actors, the parisian world also enchants the film. The worldwide classic "La Vie en Rose" fills the narrative with "pink crystals" and the random conversations about Paris make us feel like we were there.
A remake of this film was made in 1995, with Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford. With minor changes in the script and in the structure of the photography, the movie of the 90 becomes as good as the first due to the excellence of the director (Pollack), the excellent performance of artists and the wonderful script, whose author, David Rayfiel, unfortunately died this wednesday (22), at 85 years of age.