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A Man Escaped (Blu-ray Disc)

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    Avoiding all the cliches of the prison movie genre, Robert Bresson achieves the impossible in A MAN ESCAPED: he presents a highly minimalist depiction of a prisoner plotting a jailbreak, and is still able to evoke incredible suspense despite the fact t......more

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Avoiding all the cliches of the prison movie genre, Robert Bresson achieves the impossible in A MAN ESCAPED: he presents a highly minimalist depiction of a prisoner plotting a jailbreak, and is still able to evoke incredible suspense despite the fact that the movie frequently consists of little more than a man toiling away quietly in his cell. Neither Bresson's seemingly odd choice of a past-tense title, nor the fact that the film is based on a real WWII event in which a prisoner successfully escaped a German-run jail in occupied France, lessens the film's impact. As in many of Bresson's films, the protagonist is a possessed individual whose mission sustains him. While he may stubbornly continue planning, the viewer sees the potential hazards he may encounter and feels an incredible sense of tension each time his efforts are stalled. Bresson inserts a spiritual element into the prisoner's behavior by emphasizing the ritualistic nature of his daily activities, and by showing how group activity and trust are required to resist the evil, personified by the Nazi captors. Gripping and sublime, A MAN ESCAPED is a cinematic masterpiece.

Actor(s): Charles Le Clainche, Francois Leterrier, Maurice Beerblock
Director(s): Robert Bresson
Studio: Criterion
Format: Blu-ray Disc Criterion Collection
Genre: Suspense/Thriller/Foreign Video - French
Rating: Not Rated
UPC: 715515104012
Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.25 in
Weight: 0.25 lbs
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