Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 25 Mar 2007
Malle’s debut feature, made when he was only 25 is a tense thriller starring Jeanne Moreau as Florence and Julian Tavernier as Maurice, a pair of lovers who conspire to murder Florence’s husband in the most ingenious manner. However, not everything goes quite as planned. Lift To The Scaffold is arguably the first film of the French New Wave with its arresting camerawork by cinematographer Henri Decaë, who also shot the debut films of Truffaut and Chabrol. With its sultry black and white palate, Paris locations and an improvised jazz score by the legendary Miles Davis, Lift To The Scaffold is an unforgettable slice of 50s French cool.