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Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) (1958)

Elevator to the Gallows
7.9 Rating
(138 ratings)
8 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau

Florence Carala
Maurice Ronet

Maurice Ronet

Julien Tavernier
Yori Bertin

Yori Bertin

Véronique
Jean Wall

Jean Wall

Simon Carala
Elga Andersen

Elga Andersen

Frieda Bencker
Sylviane Aisenstein

Sylviane Aisenstein

Yvonne, La fille du bar
Micheline Bona

Micheline Bona

Geneviève


Written by (View all)
Roger Nimier

Roger Nimier

(adaptation)
Louis Malle

Louis Malle

(adaptation)


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A great classic

4 years, 1 month ago at Feb 11 14:11
It was Louis Malle's first movie and his first movie was already a masterpiece. A great film noir with a very famous soundtrack provided by Miles Davis.
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Description: This is an excellent example of "theatre of the absurd", filmed as a "film noir" suspense thriller. "Theatre of the absurd" posits that the universe is a random entity where nothing is likely to happen as expected. I believe Camus and other French writers of his era were the principle exponents of this vi ... (more)
Release date: 29 January 1958
Film Noir (11), 1950s (9), 1958 (8), Crime (8), French (8), France (8), Thriller (6), Elevator (6), B&w (4), Based On Novel (4), Murder (4), Noir (3), Drama (3), Foreign Language (2), Criterion (2), Bw (2), New Wave (2), Nouvelle Vague (2), Cinéma Français (2), Not Foreign Language (1)
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