Le Trou (The Hole) (The Nightwatch) (1964)
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Marc Michel plays an imprisoned man awaiting trial for the attempted murder of his wife. He is transferred to another cell, where his fellow prisoners are planning a jailbreak. He decides to go along with the elaborate plan, and the cellmates attempt to tunnel their way to freedom. Le Trou represents the last film of director Jacques Becker, who died shortly after its completion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
May 26, 1964 Wide
Nov 20, 2001
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Jacques Becker's 1959 film was the last great flowering of French classicism; the 'tradition of quality' here goes out with a masterpiece.
Classical in its intense simplicity, this is certainly Becker's most perfectly crafted film.
The actors, none of whom are familiar, play their roles with such simple, natural force that they become not only bold adventurers but also deeply appreciable friends.
This outstanding drama was the last film to be directed by Becker, who died shortly after its completion.
Usando a trama como subterfúgio para uma ácida análise social, Becker transformou este seu último trabalho em um filme tenso, inteligente e fascinante, despedindo-se com uma verdadeira obra-prima.
Ingenious, resourceful and bold prisoners try to escape in this French prison-break movie
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