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The Hole

Cast

Michel Constantin, Jean Keraudy, Philippe Leroy, Raymond Meunier View All


Crew

Jacques Becker (Director) View All

Release: Mar. 18th, 1960
Runtime: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system -- yet their escape is anything but assured.
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christine
Becker used Giovanni to adapt his story for the film, and such was the support that Becker gave the ex criminal that Giovanni went on to write many more crime stories and also became a director of film noir.
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