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Un Condamné à mort s'est échappé

  • Film

Time Out says

The true story of a French Resistance worker's escape from imprisonment by the Gestapo in the Montluc fortress at Lyon was the inspiration for A Man Escaped: 'The story is true. I give it as it is, without embellishment,' claimed Bresson. However, by pushing through the authentic details into a more transcendental realm, Bresson in fact subtly transforms the simple story into a metaphysical meditation. This he does by introducing an unseen, transcendental force which helps the young man in simple but crucial ways: 'I would like to show this miracle: an invisible hand over the prison, directing what happens and causing such a thing to succeed for one and not another...the film is a mystery...The Spirit breathes where it will.' The kind of film which inspires awe, even in an atheist.
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Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Robert Bresson
  • Screenwriter:Robert Bresson
  • Cast:
    • François Leterrier
    • Jean-Paul Delhumeau
    • Maurice Beerblock
    • Charles le Clainche
    • Jacques Ertaud
    • Roland Monod
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