Lift to the Scaffold

Screening 17th May 2015


05 Lift to the Scaffold

05 Lift to the Scaffold 2

 

France, 1958 – Louis Malle – 88 mins


 

A self-assured business man murders his mistress’ husband, unintentionally provoking an ill-fated chain of events. Malle puts his individual stamp on this ingenious roman noir, shot in high contrast b/w by the brilliant cinematographer Decaë, and with Miles Davies’s superb score (improvised in one night). One of the 50s’ seminal films.

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