11.	*Le dos au mur (Back to the Wall).* 1958. France. Directed by Edouard Molinaro. Courtesy of Collection Musée Gaumont

Le dos au mur (Back to the Wall). 1958. France. Directed by Édouard Molinaro. Screenplay by François Chavane, Frédéric Dard, Jean Redon, Jean-Louis Roncoroni. With Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Oury, Philippe Nicaud. 93 min.

Best known as a director of commercial comedies (La cage aux folles), Édouard Molinaro began his career with a series of taut, bitter films noirs, the first of which was this stunningly cynical piece about a businessman (Gérard Oury, himself to become a successful director of comedies) who takes his own sweet time to plan an elaborate revenge on his unfaithful wife (Moreau).

  1. Tuesday, September 6, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Friday, September 2, 2016,
    6:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Gaumont: Cinéma pour tout le monde.