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Le Trou (1960)

Le trou (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 February 1997 (USA)
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In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writers:

José Giovanni (novel), Jacques Becker (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Michel Constantin ... Geo Cassine
Jean Keraudy ... Roland Darban
Philippe Leroy ... Manu Borelli
Raymond Meunier Raymond Meunier ... Vossellin / Monseigneur
Marc Michel ... Claude Gaspard (as Mark Michel)
Jean-Paul Coquelin Jean-Paul Coquelin ... Le lieutenant Grinval (as J. Paul Coquelin)
André Bervil André Bervil ... Le directeur de la prison
Eddy Rasimi Eddy Rasimi ... Bouboule
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Storyline

Just as four cell-mates are about to launch their elaborate escape from a tiny cell, a detainee from a cell-block under repair is transferred in. The four all face certain conviction and long sentences. Does the young new jail-mate have the same incentive and if so, can they trust him? Written by David Stevens

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Trou See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,134, 7 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,187, 14 September 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1984 restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Pierre Melville regarded this as one of the greatest French films ever made. See more »

Goofs

In the sewer when Roland Darban is sketching the prison plan, the dirt on the ground is totally flattened while it was a passageway and there should have been some footprints. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
self: [wiping grease off hands] Hello. My friend Jacques Becker recreated a true story in all its detail. My story. It took place in 1947 at the Sante prison.
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Featured in Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016) See more »

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Absolutely stunning movie
7 June 2002 | by arminioSee all my reviews

I watched this masterpiece first time before 10 years and I was stunned. Now, I watched it before few days again and I am really surprised how this remarkable movie functions and become better and better. It is really ingenious portrait of human interaction and cooperation, great "prison-escape" drama that bring us unique way of telling story (in long shots) looking so realistic and powerful.

One of the best movies I've ever seen!

10/10


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