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Louis Malle

Director, Actor

Three Worlds of Jacques Cousteau, TheThree Worlds of Jacques Cousteau, The (The Silent World, World Without Sun, Voyage to the Edge of the World) (1956-1976) Recommended
Dir. Jacques Cousteau, Louis Malle
A trilogy of award–winning documentary feature films from famed oceanogragher, Jacques Cousteau. The Silent World (1956) won the Palm D'Or…
Elevator to the GallowsElevator to the Gallows (Lift to the Scaffold, aka. Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud) (1958) Aro Favourite
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly
A young Jeanne Moreau stars in this elegant thriller about a crime of passion that backfires when the murderer gets trapped in a lift. Ambience par…
Amants, LesAmants, Les (Lovers, The) (1959)
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny
This helped push the envelope of frank sexuality in cinema and made a star of Jeanne Moreau, as the rich, bored housewife whose extra–marital…
Zazie Dans Le MetroZazie Dans Le Metro (Zazie in the Underground) (1960)
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret
Anarchistic comedy drops the impudent 11yr old Zazie into the care of Uncle Phillipe Noiret and the whirlygig chaos of modern Paris. Adapted from…
Vive Le Tour / Human, Trop Humain / Place de la RepubliqueVive Le Tour / Human, Trop Humain / Place de la Republique (1962-1974)
Dir. Louis Malle
Louis Malle turns the camera on his homeland, France, in these three documentaries that reveal a curiosity in ordinary human lives: an encapsulation…
Le Feu FolletLe Feu Follet (The Fire Within) (1963) Recommended
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau, Alexandra Stewart
Brilliantly measured account of an alcoholic (Maurice Ronet) who makes a final social round to find reason why he should not take his own life. Rich…
Viva Maria!Viva Maria! (1965)
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton
Louis Malle harnesses the assets of Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau, here playing two circus performing ‘Marias’ with a penchant for viva la…
Thief of Paris, TheThief of Paris, The (Le Voleur) (1967)
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Genevieve Bujold, Marie Dubois
Enjoyable comedy with Belmondo as a young man cheated of his inheritance who in turn develops a taste for thieving. Set in Paris at the turn of the…
Spirits of the DeadSpirits of the Dead (Histoires Extraordinaires) (1969)
Dir. Louis Malle, Federico Fellini, Roger Vadim
Feat. Brigitte Bardot, Terence Stamp, Alain Delon
A classy compendium of three Edgar Allan Poe stories directed by Europe's finest. Metzengerstein (Dir. Roger Vadim) – Jane and Peter Fonda…
Phantom IndiaPhantom India (1969)
Dir. Louis Malle
Captured on film, Louis Malle’s pilgrimage to India is relayed with remarkable and imposing gravitas as the director discovers the country, warts…

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