Paul Dano’s Adventures in Moviegoing
A Man Escaped
Directed by Robert Bresson • 1956 • France
Starring François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock
With the simplest of concepts and sparest of techniques, Robert Bresson made one of the most suspenseful jailbreak films of all time in A MAN ESCAPED. Based on the account of an imprisoned French Resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine’s single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and execution of his escape with gripping precision. But Bresson’s film is not merely about process—it’s also a work of intense spirituality and humanity.
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Directed by Edward Yang • 1991 • Taiwan
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