Arrested by the Germans and sentenced to death, Lieutenant Fontaine is waiting to be executed. At the back of his cell, escaping is his last hope. So begins the distress and fear which inevitably accompany the meticulous and secret escape preparations...
Directed by: Robert Bresson (France, 1956)
Screenplay: André Devigny
Cast: François Leterrier (Fontaine), Charles Le Clainche (Jost), Maurice Beerblock (Blanchet), Roland Monod (the vicar), Jacques Ertaud (Orsini), Jean-Paul Delhumeau (Hebrard)
Awards: Best Director Award, 1957 Cannes Film Festival
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