Rent Le Trou (1960)

4.3 of 5 from 103 ratings
2h 6min
Rent Le Trou (aka The Night Watch / The Hole) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
1947. A young man, Gaspard Claude (Marc Michel), is convicted for the attempted murder of his wife, although he is innocent of the crime. He is sent to the notorious Sante Prison in Paris and is placed in a cell with four hardened criminals. The latter have decided to escape from the prison by digging their way out of their cell. Reluctantly, they take Gaspard into their confidence and labour digging their way out of their cell. Then, just when escape appears certain, Gaspard is called away to see the prison governor...
Actors:
André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, , , , , , , , , Raymond Bour, , , Durieu, , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Serge Silberman
Writers:
José Giovanni, Jacques Becker, Jean Aurel
Others:
Phillipe Leroy
Aka:
The Night Watch / The Hole
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/08/2007
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with Ginette Vincendeau
  • Interview with Jean Becker
  • Interview with Philippe Leroy
  • L'Envers du décors: A Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Interview with Jean Keraudy
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/08/2017
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview with Ginette Vincendean
  • Interview with Jean Becker
  • Interview with Philippe Leroy
  • L'Envers du decors: A Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Interview with Jean Kerandy

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Reviews (1) of Le Trou

An unexpected gem. - Le Trou review by KW

Spoiler Alert
26/02/2019

Despite a longstanding affection for French film I'd not come across this one before -- I chanced upon it during a general trawl. It has a rather theatrical quality: the claustrophobic setting perhaps making this inevitable. The simple narrative arc and absence of intrusive direction / editing is nonetheless engrossing and the tension builds relentlessly. A piece of pure storytelling and refreshingly 'honest' filmmaking.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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