Le Trou DVD

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Influential director Jacques Becker's final film, Le Trou is also amongst his very best. Hailed as a masterpiece by Truffaut, it remains a compelling work, superbly directed and photographed with a remarkable attention to detail. 1947. A young man, Gaspard Claude (Marc Michel), is convicted for the attempted murder of his wife, although he is innocent of the crime. He is sent to the notorious Santé Prison in Paris and is placed in a cell with four hardened criminals. The latter have decided to escape from the prison by digging their way out of their cell. Reluctantly,... they take Gaspard into their confidence and labour digging their way out of their cell. Then, just when escape appears certain, Gaspard is called away to see the prison governor [show more]

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Released
21 August 2017
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Studiocanal 
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Runtime
126 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5055201837707 
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Jacques Becker co-writes and directs this French crime drama adapted from José Giovanni's novel. Wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife, Gaspard Claude (Marc Michel) is sent to Paris's notorious Sante Prison, sharing a cell with four hardened criminals. Gaspard soon learns that his new cellmates have been planning a prison break and have begun digging a tunnel in an ambitious attempt to escape. However, despite initially going along with the plan, Gaspard begins to have second thoughts when the guards inform him he is to be released soon.

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