4 – A Man Escaped (1956)


After being imprisoned by the Nazis, a French Resistance activist dedicates all intellectual energy and physical resources to plotting and enacting his escape. Fontaine (François Leterrier)’s narrative provides the context to his largely silent actions, danger singing between the lines of his every rational word. A compelling and moving exercise in focused story-telling.

Like: Shawshank stripped to the bone.

Core truth: “You should look out for others. It’s a comfort.”


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