Rent A Man Escaped (1956)

4.0 of 5 from 140 ratings
1h 38min
Rent A Man Escaped (aka Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Based on the true story of Resistance fighter Andre Devigny, who was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis during the Second World War, the film reconstructs his actual cell at the Lyons fortress of Montluc, and follows his meticulous plans for escape. This totally involving and thrilling tale of courage and faith is all the more authentic for its use of non-professional actors and Bresson's spare style.
Actors:
, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, , , Jean Paul Delhumeau, Roger Treherne, , Jacques Oerlemans, Klaus Detlef Grevenhorst, Leonhard Schmidt, , André Collombet, , Max Schoendorff
Directors:
Producers:
Alain Poiré, Jean Thuillier
Writers:
André Devigny, Robert Bresson
Aka:
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
France, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1957 Cannes Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
28/04/2008
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/09/2018
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
French LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Robert Bresson's 'A Man Escaped' - The Essence of Forms

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Reviews (1) of A Man Escaped

Excellent film - A Man Escaped review by MB

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11/02/2021

If you like escape from prison films then this is the daddy. The attention to detail is amazing and the performances are pretty much faultless and it's a true (how true I don't know) story to boot. Because it's B&W and set in WW2 it's almost got a documentary feel to it, conversations are minimal and the story is told in great detail visually, just how a good film should be. Add this to your list you won't regret it.

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