Film, Cornerhouse, 27 June – 3 July 2014


Lift to the Scaffold / Ascenseur pour l’échafaud

Lift to the scaffold

Louis Malle
In French, German
93 mins 

Showing as part of Matinee Classics

With its cool Miles Davis score, seductive performance by Jeanne Moreau and drawing on the energy that would soon take shape as the French New Wave, Louis Malle’s crime drama is a riveting experience. A young woman tires of her marriage and, with her lover, plans to murder her husband. However, things soon go awry. With little time to waste before the police uncover their plot, the couple must find a way to cover their tracks.

Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin
Country: France
Year: 1958
Subtitles: Full English

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