A Man Escaped

  • Dir: Robert Bresson

  • France, 1956, 101minmins, DCP

  • Cast: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche

A quintessential Bresson masterpiece. This haunting story is based on the actual memoirs of a Frenchman, André Devigny, who escaped from a Nazi prison. A true story yet transmogrified in Bresson’s hands into a pilgrimage of redemption, a film of a man facing death yet seeking more, bit by bit, among others. Here, his auteurial vision draws from a time of horror the director himself had known, interwoven with Mozart and changed utterly into this classic film.

1957 Cannes Film Festival, Best Director

1957 French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, Best Film


Further reading:
Filmmakers on Bresson_Francois Truffaut_A Man Escaped, From Robert Bresson by James Quandt (Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario, 1998)
Filmmakers on Bresson_Agnieszka Holland, From Robert Bresson by James Quandt (Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario, 1998)


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