Elevator to the Gallows

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, feature film, crimenalistički, France, 1958

DIRECTED BY: Louis Malle

Elevator to the Gallows

Jeanne Moreau (Florence Carala),
Maurice Ronet (Julien Tavernier),
Georges Poujouly (Louis),
Yori Bertin (Véronique),
Jean Wall (Simon Carala)

Noël Calef (novel),
Louis Malle,
Roger Nimier

Henri Decaë

Miles Davis

Léonide Azar


Florence and her husband have come up with a perfect plan of how to get rid of her husband, a successful and very rich businessman: they will use his own gun and make it look like a suicide. Things, though, do not go as planned. As soon as Julian thinks he has committed the perfect crime, he finds out that he has left behind the hook he used to climb onto the balcony. He returns to get it but things take a course of their own…

Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

b/w, 91'