A Man Escaped

by Robert Bresson 1h35min France 1956
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A Man Escaped
by Robert Bresson

During the Occupation, Lieutenant Fontaine of the Secret Army is arrested by the Germans and sentenced to death. Day by day, he awaits execution in his cell ' his only hope, escape. In a tense atmosphere, his minute technical preparations take shape: a sharpened spoon, a jimmied lock, some rope, and a few hooks. The situation comes to a head. He finally manages to escape, taking his new cell mate with him. A Robert Bresson masterpiece.

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  • François Leterrier : le Lieutenant Fontaine
  • Maurice Beerblock : Blanchet
  • Charles Le Clainche : François Jost
  • Roland Monod : Le Pasteur
  • And with: Jacques Ertaud, César Gattegno, Jean-Paul Delhumeau, Jean-Philippe Delamarre, Roger Tréherne


  • Director Robert Bresson
  • Original work author André Devigny
  • Photo director Léonce-Henri Burel
  • Set Design Pierre Charbonnier
  • Sound Pierre-André Bertrand
  • Editing Raymond Lamy
  • Producer Alain Poiré, Jean Thuillier
  • Production Compagny Nouvelles Éditions de Films (NEF), Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (SNEG)
  • Distributor Gaumont

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1956
  • Release date for France11/11/1956
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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