Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 25 Jun 2006
With a career spanning over thirty years, Louis Malle was one of the giants of French cinema. After he burst onto the scene as one of the pioneers of the French New Wave with “Lift To The Scaffold”, Malle quickly achieved a reputation as a great director who was unafraid to embrace a wide array of subjects – many famously controversial. Working both in Hollywood and his native France, Malle imprinted his films with subtlety, intelligence and a sharp eye for the mores of human behaviour that set him apart from his contemporaries. This collection brings together Malle’s early French films. As well as demonstrating the young Malle’s considerable talent, these works also aptly illustrate his ability to successfully hop genres. Here we have a tense police thriller (“Lift to the Scaffold”), a romantic moral drama (“Les Amants”), a dark parable (“Le Feu Follet”) and a feverish visual comedy (“Zazie dans le Metro”).