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Title Ascenseur pour l'echafaud [videorecording] / Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France présente ; un film de Louis Malle ; adaptation de Roger Nimier et Louis Malle ; dialogue de Roger Nimier ; une production Nouvelles Éditions de Films ; producteur délégué, Jean Thuillier.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2006]
©2006

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Description 2 videodiscs (92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 335
Criterion collection ; 335.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions.
Cast Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall, Elga Andersen, Sylviane Aisenstein, Micheline Bona, Gisèle Grandpré, Jacqueline Staup, Marcel Cuvelier, Gérard Darrieu, Charles Denner, Hubert Deschamps, Jacques Hilling, Marcel Journet, François Joux, Ivan Petrovich, Félix Marten, Lino Ventura.
Credits Images de Henri Decae ; montage, Léonide Azar ; musique originale de Miles Davis ; decors, Rino Mondellini et Jean Mandaroux.
Note D' apres le roman de [Based on the novel by] Noël Calef, Ascenseur pour l'echafaud (pré-adaptation de l'auteur) [first adaptation by the author].
Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1957.
Special features: theatrical trailers, new interview with actor Jeanne Moreau, archival interviews with director Louis Malle, actors Maurice Ronet and Jeanne Moreau, footage of Miles Davis and Louis Malle from the soundtrack recording session.
Booklet includes essays "Louis Malle on the Ground Floor" by Terrence Rafferty, "Malle on Malle: 'Elevator to the Gallows'" [interview by Philip French], "Elevator to the Gallows" by Vincent Malle.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Summary Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences.
Contents Disc one: the film "Je t'aime" -- Mr. Carala -- Julien Tavenier -- Florence Carala -- Secret agent man -- Miles apart -- Night on the Champs-Élysées -- Mercedes 300 SL -- Party in the Benckers' room -- "Good joke" -- Night watchman -- Friend of Julien's -- Midnight getaway -- "Tragic Lovers" -- Police roundup -- Scene at the Trappes Motel -- Breakthrough -- Same man -- "Little riddle for you" -- "I'll save you, Julien" -- Photos -- Color bars (92 min.) Theatrical trailers (3 min.).
Disc two: the supplements Parlons Cinéma (Let's talk cinema) [featurette] with Louis Malle (17 min.); Jeanne Moreau, 2005 [featurette] (18 min.); Malle and Moreau at Cannes [featurette] (11 min.); Maurice Ronet [featurette] (5 min.); Miles Davis Score [featurettes] (45 min.); Crazeologie [featurette] (6 min.).
Language In French with optional subtitles in English.
Subject Calef, Noël, 1907-1968 -- Film adaptations -- Video recordings.
Murderers -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Crime -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Married people -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Juvenile delinquents -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Mistaken identity -- France -- Paris -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Paris (France) -- Moral conditions -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Genre/Form Film noir.
Videorecordings.
Suspense films.
Mystery films.
Crime films.
Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Malle, Louis, 1932-1995, director, author of screenplay.
Nimier, Roger, 1925-1962, author of screenplay.
Thuillier, Jean, producer.
Moreau, Jeanne, 1928-2017, actor.
Ronet, Maurice, 1927-1983, actor.
Poujouly, Georges, 1940-2000, actor.
Bertin, Yori, actor.
Wall, Jean, 1899 or 1900-1959, actor.
Petrovich, Iván, 1894-1962, actor.
Marten, Félix, actor.
Ventura, Lino, 1919-1987, actor.
Davis, Miles, composer.
Calef, Noël, 1907-1968. Ascenseur pour l'echafaud.
Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France.
Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note English title on container: Elevator to the gallows
Title on container: Louis Malle's Elevator to the gallows
Standard No. 715515017725
ISBN 1559409754
9781559409759
Music No. CC1627D Criterion Collection

 
    
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