Man Escaped, A ( condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut, Un ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 992

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 34

Theatrical Release Date: 08/26/1957

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/26/2013

Language: French

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Bresson

Actors: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod, Jacques Ertaud, Jean Paul Delhumeau

Plot: Captured by Nazis, a member of the French Resistance is determined to risk everything in order to escape. -- Ghost Seed

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/30/2012

Unlike other prison escape films, A Man Escaped uses hyper-realism to build tension and doesn't overdramatize the events it portrays. The prison escape is simple, not an Ocean's Eleven style elaborate scheme, and it's executed with a realistic unfolding of events. The film manages to portray the claustrophobic feeling of captivity through a combination of subtle character acting, voice over narration, and clever shot construction.

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Classic Artistic Realism

Ghost Seed - wrote on 08/27/2008

A raw, almost documentary style film shot in gritty, black and white perfection. Bresson uses simple tactics to induce a strong claustrophobic feeling of being caged by shadowy foreign captors right along with the story's hero Fontaine, subtly (and flawlessly) acted by non-actor François Leterrier. Leterrier's calm voice-over and soft, almost constrained facial expressions only sweeten the realism of this "based on true events" movie that could have easily been crafted into an over-emotional cheese-mess.

You root for this man, completely absorbed in the unfolding of his plots & strategies...and admire him for his unwavering determination.

An excellent piece of work for those that study (& have a passion for) film and film making.

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