A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s’est échappé) (U)

24 April 2012

Cinema

Inspired by the true story of Andre Devigny, a French Resistance fighter imprisoned by the Nazis, A Man Escaped is not your typical P.O.W. story. An intense depiction of confinement, the filmis a claustrophobic portrait of a man holding on to his beliefs as others around himaccept their fate. Roger Ebert rightly regards director Robert Bresson (1901–1999), who was himself imprisoned by the Nazis, as ‘one of the saints of the cinema’.

Director: Robert Bresson

Duration: 1h39m

Country: France

Language: French with English subtitles

Year: 1956

Format: 35mm

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