7.5/10
96
6 user 1 critic

Le monte-charge (1962)

On a Christmas night, an ex-convict ,Robert Herbin, meets a beautiful Italian married woman Marthe Drévet ,who has got a lot of things to hide .

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Robert Hossein
Stars: Marina Vlady, Henri Vidal, Serge Reggiani
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Robert Hossein
Stars: Robert Hossein, Marie-France Pisier, Simón Andreu
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"This European "western" by Robert Hossein (scripter, director, and lead) is set in an unnamed Latin American country suffering under a dictator. A revolution is underway, or at least there... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hossein
Stars: Robert Hossein, Giovanna Ralli, Mario Adorf
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

Director: Erik Blomberg
Stars: Mirjami Kuosmanen, Kalervo Nissilä, Åke Lindman
L'insoumis (1964)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

1961. Luxemburger Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion during the Algiers Putsch. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One dark night, in the deserted streets of Nice, an American car slowly drives past Victor Menda, then slowly pulls up. A come on from the mysterious blonde at the wheel leads to Victor ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hossein
Stars: Robert Hossein, Marina Vlady, Odile Versois
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In post-WW2 Europe, when the dictator of a small police state dies during surgery, the operating surgeon, who's a visiting American doctor, is held captive in order to preserve the terrible state secret.

Director: Sidney Gilliat
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Edmond T. Gréville
Stars: Jean Gabin, Andrée Debar, Henri Vidal
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Lino Ventura, Françoise Fabian, Charles Gérard
Finding Fela! (2014)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Robert Herbin
...
Marthe Dravet
...
L'inspecteur / The Inspector
...
Adolphe Ferry
Mag-Avril ...
(as Mag Avril)
André Badin ...
L'agent cycliste
Etienne Bierry ...
Un bistrot
Pascale Brouillard ...
Nicole - la petite fille
Claude Ferna
Paul Gay
Maurice Garrel ...
Le policier chez la vendeuse #2
Georges Géret ...
Un homme se disputant au bar
Charles Lavialle ...
Un bistrot
Robert Moor
Jeanne Pérez ...
La vendeuse
Edit

Storyline

On a Christmas night, an ex-convict ,Robert Herbin, meets a beautiful Italian married woman Marthe Drévet ,who has got a lot of things to hide . She lives in an old house ,the first floor of which is a big workshop where a service elevator leads to the apartment.Marthe takes Robert to her home for a drink;he puts a small bird he bought on the Xmas tree,and they go for a stroll in the streets;when they come back,there's a dead body in the room(the husband) and most extraordinary thing,the bird has disappeared. Written by dbdumonteil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He'd thought he'd found love. She thought she'd found an alibi. They both found they were wrong. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 August 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paris Pick-Up  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 38787 delivered on 7-11-1962. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.22 (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Clever and moody French noir
30 May 2017 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a film which I had not even heard of before a kind fellow IMDb user sent me a copy. It fits under the neo-noir bracket; more specifically it's an example of French noir, of which there seemed to be quite a few released in the 1960's. Its story follows an ex-convict who has just been released from prison; he has a chance encounter with a married Italian woman who invites him back to her flat. Later they go back out drinking but when they return they discover the body of the woman's husband in the apartment, murdered. In typical noir fashion, there are a few surprises yet around the corner.

This moody Gallic thriller takes place over the course of one winter night in Paris. Christmas festivities form a backdrop to events but there is little holiday cheer to be found in the story, although a key clue to the mysterious goings on ties in with a seemingly irrelevant Christmas item. That, along with the significant role played by the elevator that services the warehouse like apartment building where most of the key action takes place, forms the bones of the clever narrative. There is a nice gloomy atmosphere to this one which helps create an effective mood, while the twist in the story really is quite unusual and smart. It ensures that this one dovetails into a very satisfying ending and makes you want to watch the movie again to see it unfold with the benefit of foreknowledge.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?