The Hole

by Jacques Becker 2h12min France 1959
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The Hole
by Jacques Becker

In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Michel Constantin : Jo
  • Marc Michel : Claude Gaspard
  • Jean Kéraudy : Roland Darban
  • Raymond Meunier : Monseigneur
  • And with: Catherine Spaak, Philippe Leroy, André Bervil, Eddy Rasimi, Jean-Paul Coquelin, Dominique Zardi


  • Director Jacques Becker
  • Scenario Jacques Becker, José Giovanni, Jean Aurel
  • Original work author José Giovanni
  • Photo director Ghislain Cloquet
  • Set Design Rino Mondellini
  • Sound Pierre Calvet
  • Editing Marguerite Renoir, Geneviève Vaury
  • Original music Jean Wiener
  • Producer Serge Silberman
  • Production Compagny Filmsonor, Titanus
  • Distributor Studiocanal
  • Production Compagny Play Art

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1959
  • Release date for France03/18/1960
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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