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Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

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Status: Released

Runtime: 88

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Languages: es, fr

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  • Lift to the Scaffold
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Ascensor para o Cadafalso
Content Score: 100

8.6/10 (8 votes)

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The feature-film debut of famed director Louis Malle is an interesting, modern film noir with the classic theme of lovers plotting to kill the husband and make it look like suicide (reminiscent of The Postman Always Rings Twice). Jeanne Moreau gives an astonishing performance, perverse but naive as she leads her young lover down a path that can only lead to doom for both of them.

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as Florence Carala

as Julien Tavernier

as Louis

as Véronique

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A review by John Chard

The black cat has it...

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (AKA: Elevator to the Gallows/Lift to the Scaffold) is directed by Louis Malle and co-written by Malle, Roger Nimier and Noël Calef (novel). It stars Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin and Jean Wall. Music is by Miles Davis and cinematography by Henri Decaë.

A little ole devil this one, a sly slow pacer that itches away at your skin. Rightly seen as a bridging movie between the classic film noir cycle and the nouvelle vague, Malle's movie is in truth straightforward on narrative terms. Julien Tavernier (Ronet) is... read the rest.