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Each day shots are heard and each one knows it is only a matter of time until his turn will come.
The very sparseness of the film and the way Bresson strips it of emotion, makes the action, as he intended, speak for itself, and it speaks volumes.
What is at the basis of this fabulous Bresson film is man's determinism in the face of imprisonment.
Very simple and straightforward but engrossing - well worth watching. Not much replay value though - it's too plot-driven.Published 3 months ago by 70's teen
Good movie. Buy it. Then do yourself a favour & buy Pickpocket, which is even better!Published 3 months ago by Tim
Robert Bresson is probably the most revered film director the world has ever seen and for me alongside Andrei Tarkovsky he is simply the best. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Film Buff
Not well enough known film by Robert Bresson, transferred immaculately.Published 4 months ago by mauvaisgenie
Great Older Film That Really Looks Good In High Definition. Great Storyline And Filming That Makes This Film A Genuine Classic.Published 4 months ago by John Ford
Thank goodness for Criterion!! They release films little seen or heard of onto film lovers!! The french are great with heist & escape films!! And this one does not disappoint. Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. E. Hermo
My husband said he spent almost 3 hours watching a man dig a hole in a door with a spoon. I can understand how important the film is, in terms of cinema history , however, it... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sanibel Thunder
Based on a true story of a French resistance captain imprisoned by the Nazis in WW2, the use of close-up shots and, indeed, black and white film, make the whole story feel tense... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Colin Millward