(1957) Jeanne Moreau and ex-paratrooper lover Maurice Ronet scheme to murder her husband by faking a suicide, but a forgotten rope, a leather-jacketed young punk car thief,Georges Poujouly, and a malfunctioning ascenseur conspire to complicate their plans, and then Lino Ventura and Charles Denner turn up the heat. Directed by the 24 year old Louis Malle. Miles Davis adds his brooding, legendary jazz score. 92 minutes.
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