«The greatest French film of all time.»
— Jean-Pierre Melville, Cahiers du Cinéma, May 1960
Row House Cinema is featuring a new restoration of Jacques Becker's long-unseen French Classic «Le Trou» during Jailbreak Week, 9/22-9/28: Alcatraz, La Grande Illusion, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Le Trou.
Friday, Sept. 22 — 7:15pm
Saturday, Sept. 23 — 4:40pm
Sunday, Sept. 24 — 3:15pm
Monday, Sept. 25 — 9:30pm
Tuesday, Sept. 26 — 2:15pm
Wednesday, Sept. 27 — 4:30pm
Thursday, Sept. 28 — 7:00pm
About «Le Trou»
— Four men in La Santé Prison decide to execute a prison break and are forced to bring on a fifth member, Claude Gaspard (Marc Michel), when he is assigned to their cell. The particulars of the escape, based on actual events, are rendered in painstaking detail as the five men dream of freedom.
About Jacques Becker
— An apprentice of Jean Renoir (whom he was introduced to by familly friends the Cezannes) Becker, in the words of Truffaut «was the most reflective filmmaker of his generation, and the most scrupulous.» For more: bit.ly/AboutBecker