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Original Title

Le Trou

Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 132

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Languages: de, fr

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Alternative Titles

  • The Night Watch
  • The Hole
  • Das Loch
  • A Um Passo da Liberdade
Content Score: 93


8.1/10 (7 votes)


Marc Michel plays an imprisoned man awaiting trial for the attempted murder of his wife. He is transferred to another cell, where his fellow prisoners are planning a jailbreak. He decides to go along with the elaborate plan, and the cellmates attempt to tunnel their way to freedom. Le Trou represents the last film of director Jacques Becker, who died shortly after its completion.


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Michel Constantin

as Geo Cassine

Jean Keraudy

as Roland Darbant

Philippe Leroy

as Manu Borelli

Raymond Meunier

as Vossellin / Monseigne…

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A review by John Chard

The 1947 Escape Attempt At La Sante Prison.

Le Trou (The Hole) is directed by Jacques Becker and adapted to screenplay by Becker, Jose Giovani and Jean Aurel from Giovani’s own novel. It stars Michel Constantin, Jean Keraudy, Philippe Leroy, Raymond Meunier, Marc Michel and Jean-Paul Coquelin.

Jacques Becker’s last film before he would pass away shortly after the film’s completion, is a tightly wound prison procedural that deals in grim realism and claustrophobic sparsity. There’s no prison movie clichés here, there’s no sadistic prison staff, no Mr. Big who is in with the wardens and de... read the rest.