A Man Escaped

15 yrs 97 minutes 1956 8.3

French resistance activist Fontaine is sentenced to death by the Nazis and devotes all his time to planning his escape from prison. A Man Escaped, by Robert Bresson won the prize for Best Director in Cannes. His minimalist and nervous drama thriller is based on real events at the Nazi prison in Lyon during World War II. Helsingborgs Dagblad's Gunnar Bergdahl gives it the highest rating and writes: "Epochal in both style and content. Clean, nervous, as a concentrate of the whole idea of telling stories through moving images. That this black and white, existential film from the mid-fifties centered on the human eternal questions about and how we can control our destiny now is available [...] is a genuine cultural achievement. "

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