|Director: Louis Malle||Country: France / Germany|
|Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly||Production Year: 1958|
|Original Title: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud||Black & White|
Described as the first film of the French New Wave, Louis Malle’s debut is a stylish black and white murder plot starring Jeanne Moreau with a soundtrack by Miles Davis.
Former paratrooper Julien (Ronet) and his mistress Florence (Moreau) hatch a plan to kill her wealthy industrialist husband. Things start to unravel when Julien gets trapped in a lift and two passing teenagers become embroiled in the lovers’ plot.
“A brilliant, preposterous slice of noir-suspense realism.” ★★★★★ The Guardian