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A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut) (1956)

Directed by


Starring
François Leterrier François Leterrier
Le lieutenant Fontaine
Roland Monod Roland Monod
Le pasteur Deleyris
Roger Planchon Roger Planchon
Le garde cycliste


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


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11 years, 2 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 (9), Drama (7), France (7), 1956 (6), Prison (6), Escape (6), Black And White (4), War (4), Nazi (4), Thriller (3), Foreign Language (2), European (2), Bw (2), French (2), Intriguing (2), 50's (2), Prison Film (2), 1950s (10) (1), France (9) (1), Escape (6) (1)
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