Lift To The Scaffold, film review

(PG) Louis Malle, 88 mins Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

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Louis Malle's supremely stylish New Wave thriller combines Miles Davis's music, Henri Decae's wonderfully evocative black-and-white cinematography of Paris and plenty of close-ups of a young Jeanne Moreau looking very anguished.

Her lover (Maurice Ronet) has just killed her arms-dealer husband in what would have been the perfect crime – if only he hadn't ended up stuck in an elevator at the scene of the crime.