• Director

    Robert Bresson

  • With

    François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock

  • France 1956. 90min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    U

  • English subtitles

Based on the true story of a Gestapo prisoner who escaped from prison just hours before his scheduled execution, Bresson’s film is a suspenseful realist drama and a moving metaphorical fable about chance and redemption. Perhaps most remarkably, Bresson (himself a former prisoner of war) conveys how the significance of everything is transformed by incarceration; sounds offer information, and objects become potential tools for escape.

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