30.09. - 09.10.2021

Elevator to the Gallows France 1958 | 88 min | OV | Black & White | FF 2011

Louis Malle

Louis Malle, (*1932; †1995) started his career as camera operator and assistant to Jacques Cousteau. He was an outstandingly versatile director with a broad range of concerns and styles.

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Florence and her lover Julien want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. But after Julien has killed him, he finds he has forgotten a telltale rope outside the window and he returns to the building to remove it... While going back up in the elevator, alas, the building custodian shuts off the power, stopping the elevator between floors. Frantic (also an alternate title along with "Elevator to the Gallows"), our man tries to escape, but he is truly trapped…

Original title: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Louis Malle
Screenplay: Roger Nimier, Louis Malle
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin
Producer: Jean Thuillier
Director of Photography: Henri Decaë
Music: Miles Davis
Production Design:
Editor: Léonide Azar
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
Printsource: Institut français
German Distributor:
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Production: Nouvelles Éditions de Films


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