Rent Lift to the Scaffold (1958)

3.9 of 5 from 117 ratings
1h 27min
Rent Lift to the Scaffold (aka Ascenseur pour l'échafaud / Elevator to the Gallows) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Malle's a debut feature, made when he was only 25 is a tense thriller starring Jeanne Moreau as Florence and Julian Tavernier as Maurice, a pair of lovers who conspire to murder Florence's husband in the most ingenious manner. However, not everything goes quite as planned. Lift to the Scaffold is arguably the first film of the French New Wave with its arresting camerawork by cinematographer Henri Decae, who also shot the debut film of Truffaut and Chabrol. With its sultry black and white palate, Paris locations and an improvised jazz score by the legendary Miles Davis, Lift to the Scaffold is an unforgettable slice of 50s French cool.
Actors:
, , , , Jean Wall, , Sylviane Aisenstein, , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Jean Thuillier
Writers:
Roger Nimier, Louis Malle, Noël Calef
Aka:
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud / Elevator to the Gallows
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/03/2007
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with Vincent Malle
  • Interview with Rene Urtreger
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/10/2017
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of Lift to the Scaffold

Le Feu Follet. - Lift to the Scaffold review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
26/07/2012

Maurice Ronet moves through a photogenic 60s Paris and its beautiful intellectuals in search of a reason to live. Engagingly melancholic, with the music of Eric Satie a beautiful addition.

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