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4.5
1,009 Ratings

Le trou

Directed by Jacques Becker
France, 1960
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom. Based on the novel by José Giovanni, Jacques Becker’s Le trou (The Hole) balances lyrical humanism with a tense, unshakable air of imminent danger.

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Le trou Directed by Jacques Becker

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1962 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

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