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  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    There's a quiet intensity to Robert Bresson's A Man Escaped and it can be felt through Fontaine's working hands. The tight close ups focused on his hands make me forget that he's a prisoner trying to escape. Instead, I'm lured into believing that these are the hands of a seasoned craftsman working on his next masterpiece.

    The beauty of A Man Escaped lies in its depiction Fontaine's energy and concentration. Every step he takes is accompanied by detached narration but…