Escalier C


Time Out says

Tacchella's film centres on the inhabitants of one staircase in a 14th arrondissement apartment block. A dipso, a widow and a novelist manqué all take second place to a lugubriously handsome art critic (Renucci), who is cynical, obnoxious and very rude to women. It takes the death of a neighbour to effect his moral reawakening, whereupon he declares his intention to move in with a caring gay and makes a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Even if the fact that the film treats indulgence in all its manifestations doesn't quite excuse its total implausibility, it's superbly acted and contrives to be both amusing and affecting.

By: MS


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Jean-Charles Tacchella
Jean-Charles Tacchella, Elvire Murail
Robin Renucci
Jean-Pierre Bacri
Catherine Leprince
Jacques Bonnaffé
Jacques Weber
Claude Rich
Michel Aumont
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