A Man Escaped

by Robert Bresson1h351956France

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Distributor : Gaumont
    • Production Compagny : Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (SNEG) , Nouvelles Éditions de Films (NEF)
    • Producer : Alain Poiré, Jean Thuillier
    • Director : Robert Bresson
    • Editing : Raymond Lamy
    • Original Work Author : André Devigny
    • Photo Director : Léonce-Henri Burel
    • Set Decoration : Pierre Charbonnier
    • Sound Recorder : Pierre-André Bertrand
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1956
    • French release date : 11 novembre 1956
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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