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further explore the most well known New Wave films...

What are the most important films of the French New Wave? In this section we look in depth at the works that defined the movement.

Lift to the Scaffold


Ascenseur pour l'├ęchafaud
(Elevator to the Gallows)

Louis Malle was just 25 years old when he directed Elevator to the Gallows. Its success helped to launch his career, made a star of Jeanne Moreau, and helped kick-start the French New Wave.

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