Tuesday 3 September @ The Lord Palmerston 8pm

“As French crime thrillers go, this is about as good as it gets. It's also an important film historically, and to top it off, the jazz score, by Miles Davis, is famous in its own right.” - San Francisco Chronicle

Paris at night, Jeanne Moreau, and criminal misadventure - all to a beautiful Miles Davis score - Louis Malle’s debut feature is an unforgettable slice of 1950s French cool.

Related Links

Lift to the Scaffold on IMDb

Elevator to the Scaffold: Louis Malle on the Ground Floor - good essay at Criterion Colllection website


Why Did We Pick It?

Like The Shooting Party, this is a film that takes place over the course of a single weekend.


AuthorTufnell Park Film Club