Elevator to the Gallows

A film directed by Louis Malle, 1957, 87 min, French version.

Florence Carala and Julien Tavernier are lovers who plan to kill Florence’s husband, Simon Carala, a wealthy industrialist who is also Julien’s boss. He thought he had committed the perfect crime, but suddenly realizes that he needs to remove a clue. As he goes back on the murder scene, he gets stuck in the elevator. Moments later, Julien’s car is stolen by a young couple, small-time crook Louis and flower shop assistant Véronique. During their jaunt Louis panicked and killed two German tourists…
The film music played by Miles Davis is unforgettable.

Free admission

  • March 23, 2017 · 6:30 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Soiree