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The Hole (Le trou) (1960)

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Starring (View all)
Michel Constantin Michel Constantin
Geo Cassine
Jean Keraudy Jean Keraudy
Roland Darban
Philippe Leroy Philippe Leroy
Manu Borelli
Raymond Meunier Raymond Meunier
Vossellin / Monseigneur
Marc Michel Marc Michel
Claude Gaspard
Jean-Paul Coquelin Jean-Paul Coquelin
Le lieutenant Grinval
André Bervil André Bervil
Le directeur de la prison
Eddy Rasimi Eddy Rasimi
Bouboule


Written by (View all)
José Giovanni José Giovanni
(novel)
Jacques Becker Jacques Becker
(adaptation) and


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le trou

9 years, 3 months ago at Nov 29 11:25
Prison escape movies are usually the kind of caper films that enliven the tension of criminals plotting and digging, with melodramatic character studies and bitter social comment. Le Trou begins with an ordinary-looking Frenchman staring at us from the yard of an auto shop, telling us that the story we are about to see is true, and that he was part of it. His name is Jean Keraudy, and Jacques Beck... read more

A very good movie

2 weeks ago at Feb 23 8:20
Since this movie had a really solid reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, I wasn’t disappointed, that’s for sure. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for movies dealing with prison escapes and this one was easily one of the best I have seen in this genre. Indeed, eventually, the whole thing was just so raw and gritty and, yet, without any catchy soundtrack, without fancy special ef... read more
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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.
Release date: 18 March 1960
UPC: 037429156223
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" Notes: I always had a weak spot for movies dealing with prison escapes and this one was easily one of the best I have seen in this genre. Indeed, eventually, the whole thing was just so raw and gritty and, yet, without any catchy soundtrack, without fancy special effects or bombastic action scenes, it was actually seriously quite spellbinding to behold. You also get the feeling that you enter a strange underworld with 5 guys stuck into a small room for hours, almost sleeping on top of each oth"


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" Notes: I always had a weak spot for movies dealing with prison escapes and this one was easily one of the best I have seen in this genre. Indeed, eventually, the whole thing was just so raw and gritty and, yet, without any catchy soundtrack, without fancy special effects or bombastic action scenes, it was actually seriously quite spellbinding to behold. You also get the feeling that you enter a strange underworld with 5 guys stuck into a small room for hours, almost sleeping on top of each oth"


johanlefourbe posted a review 2 weeks ago

A very good movie

“Since this movie had a really solid reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, I wasn’t disappointed, that’s for sure. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for movies dealing with prison escapes and this one was easily one of the best I have seen in this genre. Indeed, eventually, the whole thing was just so raw and gritty and, yet, without any catchy soundtrack, without fancy special effects or bombastic action scenes, it was actually seriously quite spellbinding to behold. You also get the feeling that you enter a strange underworld with 5 guys stuck into a small room for hours, almost sleeping on top of each other. Except for Claude Gaspard with his good looks, we’ll never know how they did end up there but you might wonder if they really deserved to live in such dehumanizin” read more

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