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Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud (1958)

Original Title : Ascenseur pour l'√©chafaud
Director : Louis Malle
Writer : No√ęl Calef
Louis Malle
Roger Nimier
Genre : Crime
Drama/Thriller
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Jean Thuillier
Music : Miles Davis
Photography : Henri Deca√ę
Distributor : Lux Compagnie Cin√©matographique de France, Times Film Corporation, Janus Films, Criterion Collection, The, Filmmuseum Distributie, New Yorker Films, Rialto Pictures, Video Film Express
IMDB ID : 0051378
Official site : http://rialtopictures.com/elevator.html
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Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud (1958) - Louis Malle
 

Starring

¬Jeanne Moreau Florence Carala
¬Maurice Ronet Julien Tavernier
¬Georges Poujouly Louis
¬Yori Bertin Veronique
¬Jean Wall Simon Carala
¬Elga Andersen Madame Bencker
¬Sylviane Aisenstein Secretary
¬Micheline Bona Genevieve
¬Gis√®le Grandpr√© 
¬Jacqueline Staup Anna
¬Marcel Cuvelier 
¬G√©rard Darrieu Maurice
¬Charles Denner Inspector Cherier's assistant
¬Hubert Deschamps Attorny of State
¬Jacques Hilling Garage owner
 

Plot

Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex - paratrooper want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. But after Julien has killed him and he puts his things in his car, he finds he has forgotten the rope outside the window and he returns to the building to remove it...
 

Comments

Elevator to the Gallows is a great film and even better, has a short running time! The acting is great in every instance, the plot is original, and the direction is probably among the best I've ever seen. I loved how the plot had a lot of twists but there weren't so many that you were confused as to what was going on. Although I won't reveal the ending, I thought it was great and made me smile. However, you have to like this type of movie to see it, as it is kind of complicated and there isn't a ton of action. This film shows how the perfect murder can be only planned so well, you can never plan what could happen. If you don't get bored too easily, stick with this gem and I'm sure you'll love it.
 
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