A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

1956, NR, 95 min. Directed by Robert Bresson. Starring François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Oct. 5, 2000

The final film in this Bresson series is regarded as one of the director’s best and most personal. Based on the account of Resistance leader André Devigny’s escape from Montluc prison fortress, hours before he was due to be executed, this story is certain to have struck resonant chords with Bresson, who himself was a prisoner of the Nazis. Of course, this being Bresson, the notion of escape takes on a metaphysical quality that references the overall human condition.

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