Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system – yet their escape is anything but assured.
Director: Jacques Becker.
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Marc Michel, Michel Constantin, Jean Kéraudy, Raymond Meunier, André Bervil, Eddy Rasimi, Jean-Paul Coquelin.
1960 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.