UW Cinematheque: Jacques Becker - A Master Before the Wave
Le Trou | France | 1960 | DCP | 131 min. | French with English subtitles Director: Jacques Becker
Saturday, January 19, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Michel Constantin, Marc Michel, Catherine Spaak Becker, brings his humanism and gift for careful, realistic observation to this classic prison-escape movie, the last work of his career. Four Parisian cellmates collaborate in digging a tunnel to freedom, but matters are complicated when a fifth member joins the team, leading to suspicion and uneasiness. An adaptation of a novel by real-life ex-convict Jose Giovanni who based his story upon a true jail-break.