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Status: Released

Runtime: 132

Budget: -

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Language: fr

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Alternative Titles

  • The Night Watch
  • Das Loch
  • A Um Passo da Liberdade
  • De ontvluchting
  • Hullet
  • Auk
  • La evasión
  • Tunneli
  • To kelli tis prodosias
  • Az odú
Content Score: 100


7.8/10 (24 votes)


An imprisoned man, awaiting trial for the attempted murder of his wife, 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.


The greatest film about prison life


Director: Jacques Becker

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Michel Constantin

Michel Constantin
as Geo Cassine

Jean Keraudy

Jean Keraudy
as Roland Darbant

Philippe Leroy

Philippe Leroy
as Manu Borelli

Raymond Meunier

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.