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.

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 (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spirits of the Dead (1968) Histoires extraordinaires  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 1, 2022
Spirits of the Dead (1968) Histoires extraordinaires

Spirits of the Dead (1968)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 @ 4600 Kbps | 121 min | 4,28 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, Español
Genre: Horror, Mystery

Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" features a Mediveal countess who has a love-hate relationship with a black stallion - who, it turns out is really her dead lover. "William Wilson" tells the story of a sadistic Austrian student with an exact double whom he later kills.

Au revoir les enfants (1987) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Nov. 22, 2021
Au revoir les enfants (1987) [The Criterion Collection]

Au revoir les enfants (1987)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1200 x 720 | x264 @ 2000 Kbps | 1h 45mn | 1,94 Gb
Audio: Français AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, War | Director: Louis Malle

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.