A Man Escaped

With the simplest of concepts and sparest of techniques, Bresson made one of the most suspenseful jailbreak films of all.

Based on the account of an imprisoned French Resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine’s single-minded pursuit of freedom. A work of intense spirituality and humanity.

Translated title:
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut

Languages:
French and German

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
101 minutes

Country of origin:
France

Year of production:
1956