"A Man Escaped" @ Anthology

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Anthology Film Archives

32 2nd Ave · New York, NY

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We'll meet in the lobby before the movie starts. Be advised that Anthology is defiantly old school and doesn't offer online or advance tickets, so you gots to buy them in person day of.

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Synopsis: A French Resistance fighter (François Leterrier) who has been captured by the Nazis and condemned to death painstakingly plans out and executes a daring escape from his Gestapo prison.

Believe it or not, the notoriously austere French director Robert Bresson was actually a master of suspense, and he has the prison break movie to prove it. Officially based on the memoirs of André Devigny, who escaped a Nazi war camp in Lyon in 1943, but drawing heavily from Bresson's own experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II, this is a harrowing and deeply felt dramatization of the universal struggle freedom--possibly the greatest prison break movie of all time (light years ahead of that "Shawshank Redemption" pap).