A self-assured businessman murders his employer, with help from the employer's wife, who is his mistress, thereby unintentionally provoking an ill-fated chain of events.
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Times (UK): "Elevator to the Gallows was the perfect opening to the French New Wave in 1958."
The Guardian: "What a supremely stylish and watchable picture it is."
The Daily Telegraph: "Few debuts come punchier, cooler, and more influential than Louis Malle's 1958 thriller."
Télérama: "Miles Davis' trumpet improvises to accompany Jeanne Moreau wandering through the streets. It seems to express the young woman's ineffable helplessness."
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Sub-genre :Drama, Crime/thriller
Production language :French
Production country :France
Original French-language productions :Yes
Nationality :100% French (France)
Production year :1957
French release :29/01/1958
Runtime :1 h 30 min
Current status :Released
Visa number :19538
Visa issue date :01/01/1957
Production formats :35mm
Color type :Black & White
Aspect ratio :1.66
Audio format :Mono
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