Perhaps no one has noticed. Rightly seen as a bridging movie between the classic film noir cycle and the nouvelle vague, Malle's movie is in truth straightforward on narrative terms. We see that Florence is a little mad. Released 1958, 'Elevator to the Gallows' stars , , , The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 30 min, and received a score of 94 out of 100 on Metacritic, which assembled reviews from 16 knowledgeable critics. Tavernier does the dirty deed eagerly, but becomes trapped in an elevator when he returns to remove a key piece of evidence he had accidentally left behind. It rains, and she wanders drenched in the night. The man in the parked car is Dr.
In the morning, the elevator turns back on and Tokito is finally able to leave the office. Advertisement Because Julien has access and a motive, he must make this a perfect crime. Now he works for Carala, and is going to kill him and take his wife. A man named Colonel appears and hands the man a box with a loaded gun inside. The man in the parked car is Dr.
Meanwhile, Tokito's Alfa Romeo is stolen by two young people. And then, in a series of shots that became famous, she walks the streets, visiting all their usual haunts, looking for the lover she is convinced has deserted her. The dark cinematography is excellent. When the police arrive to interview Tokito they soon discover the dead body of the company president. You are watching the movie Elevator to the Gallows produced in France belongs in Category Crime, Drama, Thriller with duration 91 Min , broadcast at 123Movie. There is style to burn here, with bleak atmospherics dripping from every frame, and Miles Davis' sultry jazz music hovers over proceedings like a sleazy grim reaper.
It's just one of the many wonderful things about Louis Malle's excellent picture. He is probably best known, though, for his deeply personal films about the terrors and confusions of childhood, such as Murmur of the Heart and Au revoir les enfants. Jeanne Moreau gives an astonishing performance, perverse but naive as she leads her young lover down a path that can only lead to doom for both of them. Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex - paratrooper want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. The film drips with sex and violence without actually showing either -- sensuous Jeanne Moreau walking through a long, rainy Paris night is enough to incite both. Perhaps not as well-known is his parallel career as a master of the nonfiction form—one of his many documentary achievements was the seven-part Phantom India, which would be a stunning career centerpiece for anyone else; for this director, it was simply a fascinating side project. Description Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex - paratrooper want to murder her husband by faking a suicide.
A man named Colonel appears and hands the man a box with a loaded gun inside. An elegant little Locked Room Mystery. The series of chance events that will dramatically effect the characters' lives, give this film a similar feel to 'Run Lola Run' or 'Irreversible', dispute this film's linear structure and age. Advertisement These 1950s French noirs abandon the formality of traditional crime films, the almost ritualistic obedience to formula, and show crazy stuff happening to people who seem to be making up their lives as they go along. Meanwhile, Julien struggles to free himself from the elevator.
Synopsis Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex - paratrooper want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. This evening, Meiko and Tokito will implement their plan to murder Meiko's husband and frame his death as a suicide. A little ole devil this one, a sly slow pacer that itches away at your skin. Miles Davis's music is superb. The couple that stole Tokito's Alfa Romeo then checks into a villa using Tokito's name. The man is inside of a parked car with a view of the ocean. Tavernier's unfortunate oversight sets into motion a dark ripple of events that bloodies the cold Paris night.
While the dialogue, and the caustic aside to arms dealings, ensures we know that Malle can be a sly old fox. But after Julien has killed him and he puts his things in his car, he finds he has forgotten the rope outside the window and he returns to the building to remove it. Meiko's husband will also be alone in his office, allowing for the perfect opportunity for Meiko and Tokito's to implement their plan. There is a parallel story. Julien Tavernier Ronet is going to kill husband of his lover, Florence Carala Moreau , who also happens to be his boss, but upon executing the perfect murder, he, through his own absent mindedness, winds up stuck in a lift close to the crime scene. Miles Davis's improvisations gloriously and agitatedly burst forth as if pouring from the cafés and radios, but the bulk of the film is startlingly silent, except for ambient sounds like rain that adds to the tension in the plot. Tokito goes inside his office on the 5th floor and instructs his secretary not to allow any phone calls while he is doing paperwork.
. He goes ahead and completes his mission. His parked car is stolen by a teenage couple -- the braggart Louis and his girlfriend Veronique. Tavernier does the dirty deed eagerly, but becomes trapped in an elevator when he returns to remove a key piece of evidence he had accidentally left behind. The woman's name is Meiko Michiko Kichise and she is the young wife of Takamitsu Temiyako Takamitsu Temiyako - president of a large medical corporation. But after Julien has killed him and he puts his things in his car, he finds he has forgotten the rope outside the window and he returns to the building to remove it. Her lover, Julien Tavernier , is a paratrooper who served in Indochina and Algeria, in wars that made Carala rich.
Outside Florence is frantically awaiting his arrival so as to begin their life together in earnest, but when a couple of young lovers steal Julien's car, Florence gets the wrong end of the stick and a sequence of events lead to Julien and Florence hitching that ride to the gallows. Because of an important government official visiting Japan, the streets of Yokohama have been cordoned off. Jeanne Moreau gives an astonishing performance, perverse but naive, as she leads her young lover down a path that can only lead to doom for both of them. Decaë's photography has a moody desperation about it that so fits the story, the use of natural light making fellow French film makers sit up and take notice. For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. She plays Florence, wife of the millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala.