A Man EscapedU

Directed by Robert Bresson | France | 1957 | 1h 41m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

The true story of a member of the French Resistance who was imprisoned by the Gestapo during the occupation of France in the Second World War. Sentenced to death, he begins to plot a daring and dangerous escape. Robert Bresson’s (himself a former prisoner of war) riveting and humane drama is based on the writings of French Resistance fighter André Devigny. Winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 1957.

Reviews

‘Bresson’s masterpiece is still a pinnacle in French cinema.’
★★★★★
David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

‘One of the great classics of European art cinema.’
★★★★★
Adrian Turner, Radio Times

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