Ten great escapes

In honor of this week's The Way Back, a gulag-breakout movie, we gather our favorite getaways.

In the failed getaway that opens Robert Bresson's masterpiece, a French Resistance fighter waits for the right moment to bolt from the car transporting him to prison. A brilliantly edited series of images (fingers touching a door handle) and sounds (the engine as it revs and brakes) make this a case-study in stripped-down suspense.—KU