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Cinema Abroad

A Man Escaped

Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films.

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.
Cast: Francois Letterier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock
Director: Robert Bresson
Written by: Robert Bresson
Duration: 101 min
Released: 1956
Genre: Drama
Original Language: French
Subtitles: English
Country: France

Cinema Abroad

A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped