Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'echafaud (1958) 2 x DVD9 Criterion Collection
The married Florence Carala (Jeanne Moreau) and her secret lover Julien Tavernier (Maurice Ronet), an ex - paratrooper now employed by arms dealer Simon Carala, decide to murder Carala (Jean Wall) by faking his suicide, in his own office at the end of the business day. The murder is intricately planned and flawlessly executed. However, fate is never on the side of film noir protagonists, and just before making his escape, Julien realizes that he has left behind an incriminating piece of evidence. He returns to the building only to find himself trapped in the elevator when the power is turned off for the weekend.
Outside, two young lovers steal Tavernier's car. When Florence sees Julien's car, she assumes he's cold feet and run off. The chain of events thus started leads to confusion, death, tragedy and despair.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:31:24 | 5.75 Gb + 5.92 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall
Country: France

• New interview with actor Jeanne Moreau (17:58)
• Archival interviews with Louis Malle (17:04), actors Maurice Ronet (4:36) and Moreau, and original soundtrack session pianist Rene Urtreger
• Malle and Moreau at Cannes (10:38)
• Footage of Miles Davis and Louis Malle from the soundtrack recording session
• New video program about the score with jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis and critic Gary Giddins (24:58)
• Malle's student film Crazeologie, featuring the title song by Charlie Parker (6:16)
• Theatrical trailers

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