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Young cellmate François Jost (Charles Le Clainche) accompanies lieutenant Fontaine (François Leterrier) of the French Resistance on the glass-covered roof.
Young cellmate François Jost (Charles Le Clainche) accompanies lieutenant Fontaine (François Leterrier) of the French Resistance on the glass-covered roof.
Orsini (Jacques Ertaud) was the first to use the rope trick.
Orsini (Jacques Ertaud) was the first to use the rope trick.
Pastor Deleyris (Roland Monod) holds out hope in the face of grim prospects.
Pastor Deleyris (Roland Monod) holds out hope in the face of grim prospects.

Thumbnail for A Man Escaped (1956) A Man Escaped (1956)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 81
Notable as: Art film, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Art film, World cinema, Docudrama, Prison film, DramaMain subject: World War IINarrative location: LyonRuntime: 99 - 100 minutesLanguage: FrenchCountry: FranceDirector: Robert BressonScreenwriter: Robert BressonMusic: Wolfgang Amadeus MozartCinematography: Léonce-Henri BurelStars: Charles Le Clainche, François Leterrier, Roland Monod, Maurice Beerblock, Jacques Ertaud, Jean Paul DelhumeauProducer: Alain Poiré, Jean ThuillierStudio: Gaumont Film CompanyAward details: (details at IMDb)
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A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth is a 1956 French film directed by Robert Bresson. It is based on the memoirs of André Devigny, a member of the French Resistance held in Montluc prison by the occupying Germans during World War II. The protagonist of the film is called Fontaine. The second part of the title comes from the Bible, John 3:8, using the words of the Authorized King James Version. Bresson himself was imprisoned by the Germans as a member of the French Resistance. The soundtrack uses the Kyrie from Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, K. 427. The film was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.


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