Le TROU (1960)

Becker’s outstanding parting gift to cinema is this gripping tale of a prison escape.

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  • Il BUCO Alternative
  • The HOLE Alternative
  • The NIGHT WATCH Alternative


Becker’s last film (he died during the editing, which was completed by his son) is a gripping tale of a prison escape masterminded by four men whose plan is threatened by the arrival in their cell of a fifth. It’s both more emotional and yet more austere – there is no music score, only natural sounds – than the director’s previous work.

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