Un classique. Cannes 1960. Jeu des acteurs & dialogues parfaits. Une merveille de cinématographie signée Ghislain CLOQUET et un suspense sur le fil. "Après l'amour, est-ce qu'elle t'enlevait tes points noirs ?" === A classic. Cannes 1960. Actors play & dialogues perfect. A marvel of cinematography signed Ghislain CLOQUET and a suspense on the thread. "After love, did she remove your blackheads from you?"
Un film sobre et passionnant. La minutie des gestes et l'attention de Becker à chaque détail , la psychologie des personnages, leur langage, leur ingéniosité captivent le spectateur. Il n'est pas si fréquent qu'un film si minimaliste exerce une telle fascination. C'est la raison pour laquelle c'est une oeuvre majeure.
There's an eagerness watching the monotonous digging. Where each hard hitting strike leaves you in anticipation when the break through is going to happen and you see the familiar daylight on the other side and the tension in case their discovered, it's part of the reason the long takes work so well because your mentally trying to will them on. But yes, more depth in character development wouldn't have hurt either.
One of the greatest prison films for sure, and the ending took me by surprise (it pays off avoiding spoilers). I am starting to think those French directors working before and around the same time as the New Wave, not being a part of it, Becker, Melville, Franju, Dassin (well, he is American really), are just as good as the New Wavers.
There is no need to look after a better entry for the "ultimate prison break" movie ever made as this could be the one. This is a effective buddy movie and show the hard truth of escaping. You need patience, a lot of help from cellmates that you can trust and a huge portion of luck and planning. Even then, it is goddamn hard to even attempt an actual escape if God is willing.
Just brilliant! Every minute of this movie is created for you to be involved in the history! Suddenly you become part of this movie (group) and the story demands you, what would you do in this situation!? Considering the year this movie was made, the characters, the editing, the script, the cinematography and the performances as a whole, this is truly a masterpiece!
filme fascinante! rapaz... Becker sabe como trazer esses temas de amizade. E é um diretor que não tem pressa para contar a história. Aqui não se preocupa e mostrar repetidamente procedimentos de segurança da carceragem, por ex. A única coisa que pode ser dita contra o filme, que não tira em nada a sua genialidade, são alguns momentos meio bobos da fuga. Mas mesmo assim não é suficiente para nos tirar do filme.