Essential Cinema: Jeanne Moreau: High Season

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

Directed by Louis Malle

France, 1958, 1h 31min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Jeanne Moreau: High Season

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Film Noir had its day in France both before and after its classic period in the US. Louis Malle’s ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS took the lessons of American Noir and made this unbelievably distinct debut feature, taking place over the course of a single night in Paris, and scored by none other than Miles Davis. Moreau, at the center of the action, is uniquely inspiring as the perpetrator of a crime gone wrong.

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