Le trou Film Still

Le trou

Jacques Becker

 
Le trou (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • France
  • 1960
  • 131 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  •  
  • Spine #129

In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom. Based on the novel by José Giovanni, Jacques Becker’s Le trou (The Hole) balances lyrical humanism with a tense, unshakable air of imminent danger.

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • PLUS: Reprinted excerpts from the 1964 U.S. pressbook

    New cover by Eva Wah

Film Essays

The Time It Takes: Le Trou and Jacques Becker

By Chris FujiwaraOctober 15, 2001

With recent retrospectives and video releases of several films, the United States is in the . . . Read more »

Film Essays

The Time It Takes: Le Trou and Jacques Becker

By Chris FujiwaraOctober 15, 2001

With recent retrospectives and video releases of several films, the United States is in the . . . Read more »