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Elevator to the Gallows by Louis Malle

Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud by Louis Malle
1957 – France – 92 min
June 12
| 7:00 p.m.

Florence (Jeanne Moreau) is married to the wealthy arms dealer Simon Carala (Jean Wall), but is carrying on a torrid affair with one of her husband's employees, Julien (Maurice Ronet). Julien daringly climbs into Simon's office on a rope, kills him and leaves unnoticed. However, Julien accidentally leaves the rope at the crime scene and realizes he must retrieve it. On his way out, he becomes stuck in the building's elevator. But he soon finds that his bad luck is just beginning.

A career touchstone for its director and female star, Elevator to the Gallows was an astonishing beginning to Malle’s eclectic body of work, and it established Moreau as one of the most captivating actors ever to grace the screen, with a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis.

Online registration is required for this screening.

This screening is part of the film series Forever Jeanne Moreau.

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