Louis Malle

Eclipse Series 02: The Documentaries of Louis Malle (1962-1986)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Feb. 9, 2021
Eclipse Series 02: The Documentaries of Louis Malle (1962-1986)

Eclipse Series 02: The Documentaries of Louis Malle (1962-1986)
4xDVD9 + 2xDVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | Complete Scans | 818 mins | Total: 37,22 Gb
Audio: Français (original mono) and English on last two | Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary | The Criterion Collection

Over the course of a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle forged a reputation as one of the world’s most versatile cinematic storytellers, with such widely acclaimed, and wide-ranging, masterpieces as Elevator to the Gallows, My Dinner with Andre, and Au revoir les enfants. At the same time, however, with less fanfare, Malle was creating a parallel, even more personal body of work as a documentary filmmaker. With the discerning eye of a true artist and the investigatory skills of a great journalist, Malle takes us from a street corner in Paris to America’s heartland to the expanses of India in his astonishing epic Phantom India. These are some of the most engaging and fascinating nonfiction films ever made.

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at May 7, 2021
Elevator to the Gallows (1958) [The Criterion Collection]

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 @ 5760 Kbps | 91 min | 3,75 Gb
Audio: Français AC3 1.0 @ 96 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. A career touchstone for its director and female star, Elevator to the Gallows was an astonishing beginning to Malle’s eclectic body of work, and it established Moreau as one of the most captivating actors ever to grace the screen.

Calcutta (1969) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 20, 2020
Calcutta (1969) [The Criterion Collection]

Calcutta (1969)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x480 | x264 @ 1717 Kbps | 99 min | 1,35 Gb
Audio: Français AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Documentary

With minimal narration by the director and very little context this is a kaleidoscope of stunning visuals from Calcutta, a city of 8,000,000 in the late 1960's: rich and poor, exotic and mundane, secular and religious, children and adults, animate and inanimate. Given only the images, the viewer can read any meaning she or he wants into the film.

Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at March 22, 2018
Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958)

Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958) [Criterion Collection, Spine #335, Reissue]
DVD Video | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 31mn | 7.26 Gb
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Director: Louis Malle

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Lacombe Lucien (1974) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 1, 2020
Lacombe Lucien (1974) [The Criterion Collection]

Lacombe Lucien (1974)
DVDRip | MP4 | 656x400 | x264 @ 802 Kbps | 137 min | 868 Mb
Audio: Français AAC 1.0 @ 76 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German Occupation, Louis Malle’s brave and controversial Lacombe, Lucien traces a young peasant’s journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boy, the film is a disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt.

Black Moon (1975) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Aug. 6, 2021
Black Moon (1975) [The Criterion Collection]

Black Moon (1975)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 40mn | 1,91 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH (embedded)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Director: Louis Malle

Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, beautiful young Lily (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic life of an extremely unconventional family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Black Moon is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at March 23, 2018
Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958)

Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958) [Criterion Collection, Spine #335, Reissue]
DVDRip | MKV | 1hr 31mn | AVC, ~1,6 Mbps | 664x480 | 1.27 GB
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Director: Louis Malle

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 9, 2021
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) [The Criterion Collection]

Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 0mn | 2,32 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Louis Malle

In the early nineties, theater director André Gregory mounted a series of spare, private performances of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a crumbling Manhattan playhouse. This experiment in pure theater – featuring a remarkable cast of actors, including Wallace Shawn, Julianne Moore, Brooke Smith, and George Gaynes – would have been lost to time had it not been captured on film, with subtle cinematic brilliance, by Louis Malle. Vanya on 42nd Street is as memorable and emotional a screen version of Chekhov’s masterpiece as one could ever hope to see. This film, which turned out to be Malle’s last, is a tribute to the playwright’s devastating work as well as to the creative process itself.

Murmur of the Heart (1971)  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at July 25, 2017
Murmur of the Heart (1971)

Murmur of the Heart (1971) [UNCUT]
Mindsnatcher Exclusive | Original Title: Le souffle au coeur
1080p BDRip | mkv | x265 HEVC @ 1560 Kb/s, 24 fps | 1792 x 1080 | 1 h 58 min | 1.53 GB
2-ch French AC-3 @ 256 Kbps | Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy

This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than America in the 1990s. Thus, Laurent is unharmed by events which would irreparably shatter the self-esteem of a modern American adolescent: he gets drunk, he smokes, he has sex, he is smothered by his mother, he is ignored by his father, a priest makes a pass at him, he gets rheumatoid fever, etc. There's enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, and yet this is a very happy and oddly innocent tale.

Viva Maria! (1965)  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 2, 2021
Viva Maria! (1965)

Viva Maria! (1965)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 544 | x264 @ 1984 Kbps | 1h 56mn | 1,98 Gb
Audio: English-Français AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (hardcoded when needed + full)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance | Director: Louis Malle

Gorgeous IRA operative Maria (Brigitte Bardot) flees the British authorities and finds herself in Mexico, where she meets a stunning woman also named Maria (Jeanne Moreau), a singer in a traveling circus. The new friends start a vaudeville act – one that grows exponentially more popular after they incorporate striptease into their routine. When the singer Maria falls for a charismatic Mexican rebel, the girls leave the circus behind and recreate themselves as wild-eyed revolutionaries.