Le Trou

Le Trou

This meticulously crafted chamber drama follows a group of imprisoned men with procedural clarity, tracking their insistent dig through concrete and metal in an attempt to escape. Becker’s authentic vision is read through a sparse and repetitive construction, stripped of sentiment (of even score) but imbued with a humanistic adoration for our convicts—their communal effort against all odds, against all structures around them, and those undermining from within.

Le Trou

  • Director: Jacques Becker
  • Year: 1960
  • Run Time: 132mins
  • Country: France