A Man Escaped 1956 ★★★★

Fuckin' wow as purely a prison break movie, possibly never-better editing in a film, and fat seems to exist for Bresson to cut. Dashes of Mozart, though, signal there's something more to be found in this thrilling film, and I'm sure that it has to do something with man's will being fined to such a sharp point. Stripped of everything but the will to escape, the film becomes more existential than transcendental, at least for me, trapping the audience in the singular view of a man with no plan other than to overcome--whether that element ultimately impresses me, though, is unclear.

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