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A Man Escaped (1956)



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3.5 out of 10 Prison break for the 1940's
Brock from Limerick, 14 Feb 2011
What kept me in here was that this was based on a true story and there is a slow build up of tension that leads to the final scenes. It's an ok watch, but not for any that might be looking for engaging dialogue. In the extras, the director proclaims himslef to be the "greatest film maker ever", his arrogance is not really justified in this one.
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4 out of 10 Arthouse
alan from Dublin, 03 Mar 2011
Engaging
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This compelling, thrilling tale of courage and faith recounts a Resistance fighter's daring escape from a Nazi prison, just hours before he was to be executed. Based on a true story, the film meticulously details Lieutenant Fontaine's preparations for escape. With stealth and precision, he puts into action a plan as suspenseful as anything out of Hitchcock. At the height of his powers, using non-professional actors and a rigorously spare style, acclaimed director Robert...

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