A Man Escaped (1956)

Directed by Robert Bresson

A captured French Resistance fighter during World War II engineers a daunting escape from prison.

A Man Escaped is the story of a WW2 resistance fighter who wishes to escape from a German prison. Filmed in Robert Bresson's quasi-minimalistic style (and interlinked with his idée fixe of Christian redemption), this simple-looking film rewards deeper analysis.