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Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Directed by Louis Malle
Not Rated / Narrative / 1 hour 31 minutes

Restless femme fatale Florence Carala (Jeanne Moreau) recruits her lover, Julien Tavernier (Maurice Ronet), to murder her wealthy husband, Simon (Jean Wall), in his office and make it appear like a suicide. 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. Tavernier’s unfortunate oversight sets into motion a dark ripple of events that bloodies the cold Paris night.

August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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