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A Man Escaped (1956) (Un condamné à mort s'est échappé)

A Man Escaped (1956)
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François Leterrier François Leterrier
Le lieutenant Fontaine
Charles Le Clainche Charles Le Clainche
François Jost
Roland Monod Roland Monod
Le pasteur Deleyris
Jacques Ertaud Jacques Ertaud
Orsini
Jean Paul Delhumeau Jean Paul Delhumeau
Hebrard
Roger Treherne Roger Treherne
Terry
Jean Philippe Delamarre Jean Philippe Delamarre
Le prisonnier 10


Written by
Andre Devigny Andre Devigny
(memoir)
Robert Bresson Robert Bresson
(scenario)


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6 years, 8 months ago at Nov 29 11:27
A Man Escaped succeeds simply as the most tingly, tension-filled prison escape caper you'll ever see, but given that the prison in question is Nazi sadist Klaus Barbie's holding pen for condemned French resistance fighters, the story, which is based on true events, becomes a good vs. evil parable for the ages.

Lieutenant Fontaine (François Leterrier) is no coward. As the story begi... read more
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French Resistance activist Andre Devigny is imprisoned by the Nazis, and devotes his waking hours to planning an elaborate escape. Then, on the same day, he is condemned to death, and given a new cellmate. Should he kill him, or risk revealing his plans to someone who may be a Gestapo informer?
Release date: 26 August 1957
UPC: 717119162443
Tags: 1950s (10), France (8), 1956 (7), Escape (6), Prison (6), Drama (6), Nazi (4), War (4), Thriller (3), Black And White (3), 50's (2), Prison Film (2), French (2), European (2), Intriguing (2), Bw (2), Foreign Language (2), Drama (6) (1), B&w (1), Prison (6) (1)
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"25.4.18 A solid French film dealing with escaping from a Nazi prison camp. Becomes repetitive in parts and the Nazi are mostly fodder saying the same thing over and over again "stop talking"...okay I'll just move around here and pass this note. "


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