Le trou (1960)

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.


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  1. Lemmy
    July 10, 2019

    One of the best!

  2. October 21, 2019

    One of the great films of French cinema. I cannot recommend this film highly enough and if you are scrolling through the lists in this wonderful cave of films don’t miss this one.
    Just to add that the print is just terrific.
    Many thanks, Jon

  3. Michael
    January 7, 2020

    Must see for all. One of the greats. Many thanks to Jon

  4. Amir
    February 2, 2020

    Becker at his best!

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