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