Le Trou

  |  Book Tickets: 16/04/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 13/08/2007
  |  126 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC


Gritty French prison escape drama set in late 1940s Paris. Wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife, Gaspard Claude (Mark Michel) is sent to Paris's notorious Sante Prison, sharing a cell with four hardened criminals. Reticent about letting Gaspard in on their escape plans, the cell-mates' feelings of mistrust are emphasised by only letting the viewer know events from Gaspard's past life, and nothing about his fellow inmates'. With the escape unfolding in gritty black and white, and combining the use of non-professional actors, director Becker manages to produce a vividly studied account of prison life.

Contains moderate language and sex references
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