Le Trou (RARE)
Le Trou (RARE)
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Jacques Becker's swan song was this masterfully realized, realistic drama about an attempted prison escape and it is considered by some to be the best film of his career. Inspired by a true incident, the film meticulously details the struggle of five convicts to tunnel their way to freedom, while a traitor may be among them. Building its suspense methodically and effectively, Le Trou makes heavy use of non-professional actors, and its realism is heightened by the absence of a musical score. A great work from the director who was the inspirational bridge between Renoir and the New Wave. Also known as The Night Watch. French with English subtitles. Jacques Becker---France/Italy---1960---123 mins.

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  | MrTransfer#1

You must see this film. It is almost a documentary in its realism. When the men decide to break thru the cell floor to start their tunnel, we see them actually spend the 5 minutes it took to break the concrete. The entire process. No cutaway shot to the finished opening. That kind of realism throughout the film helps make this movie tense and exciting. This really is a classic film that you must see!!! Rv

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  | Hedges#1

This is a classic prison break movie similar in many ways (except a very different conclusion) to the wartime P.O.W. prison camp break movie THE GREAT ESCAPE. Some of the shots of men moving down a dark corridor with dim light moving along with them are quite memorable.

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