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Claude Chabrol (writer)
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Release Date:
January 1959 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(29 articles)
Lift To The Scaffold is a glittering jewel of 50s French film-making
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 2 February 2014, 11:50 PM, PST)

Leeds festival to open with Gravity
 (From ScreenDaily. 8 October 2013, 3:48 AM, PDT)

R.I.P. French actress Bernadette Lafont
 (From The AV Club. 1 August 2013, 10:40 AM, PDT)

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What a nice movie! "Quel Beau Film!" See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Gérard Blain ... Serge

Jean-Claude Brialy ... François Baillou
Michèle Méritz ... Yvonne
Bernadette Lafont ... Marie
Claude Cerval ... The priest
Jeanne Pérez ... Madame Chaunier
Edmond Beauchamp ... Glomaud
André Dino ... Michel, the doctor
Michel Creuze ... The baker

Claude Chabrol ... La Truffe
Philippe de Broca ... Jacques Rivette de la Chasuble
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine Dourdet ... (uncredited)
Géo Legros ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Chabrol  writer

Produced by
Claude Chabrol .... producer
Roland Nonin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Émile Delpierre 
 
Cinematography by
Henri Decaë 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Gaillard 
 
Makeup Department
Lucette Deuss .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean Cotet .... production manager
Jean Lavie .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles L. Bitsch .... assistant director
Philippe de Broca .... assistant director
Claude de Givray .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jean Labussière .... boom operator
Jean-Claude Marchetti .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
André Bouladoux .... key grip
André Dino .... still photographer
Pierre Ginet .... assistant camera
Alain Levent .... assistant camera
Jean Rabier .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Gisèle Chézeau .... assistant editor
Janine Oudoul .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Bob Amon .... exporter
André Bouladoux .... machinery
René Limat .... effects
Roland Nonin .... accountant
Jacqueline Parey .... script girl
Jean-Paul Sassy .... technical consultant
Ben Smith .... english subtitles (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Le beau Serge" - France (original title)
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98 min
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Generally considered to be the first film in the French Nouvelle Vague movement.See more »
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
What a nice movie! "Quel Beau Film!", 12 January 2007
Author: FilmSocietyMtl from Canada

Born in 1930, this contemporary of Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and Eric Rohmer really was, like them, a vital part of the French "New Wave"...if only to have helped usher it in via a neo-realist approach. This is Claude Chabrol's first film and it launched him on a career that spanned 40 years and included mostly thrillers, often inspired by Alfred Hitchcock. Other of his notable works include LES COUSINS (1959), OPHELIA (1962), LE BOUCHER (1969) and MADAME BOVARY (1991) An "enfant terrible" and a genuine eccentric, he approached the making of this first film in a way that would later be identified with the "new wave" movement. He used mostly inexperienced actors, crude editing, lots of location filming and imbued it with a sense of spontaneity. Focusing on content over style allowed him to carve out a distinct piece work that is both compelling and a fine study of human nature. From opening shots of pensive lead actor J.C. Brially* riding a bumpy bus into his childhood town to the powerful closing shot of Gerard Blain shocked into sobering up, this film will have you looking at LE BEAU SERGE with adoration. *(Catch Brially starring in one of the finer French horrror films made; LE DEMON DANS L'ILE)

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