Le Trou (1960)

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Jacques Becker’s masterpiece Le Trou a.k.a. The Hole is one of cinema’s greatest prison films. Becker retells this real-life story with uncompromising realism, forcing us to share in the protagonists’ physical and mental anguish.

Le Trou’s gritty edge is further accentuated by Becker’s decision to use non-professional actors. Such is the conviction that the actors bring to their performances that Becker makes us see beyond our pre-conceptions and to judge his characters according to their moral strength rather than the labels pinned on them by society.


You can find more information on this French-language movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:


Title: Le Trou

Language: French

Direction: Jacques Becker

Screenplay: Jacques Becker, José Giovanni, Jean Aurel

Cinematography: Ghislain Cloquet

Editing: Marguerite Renoir, Geneviève Vaury

Score: Philippe Arthuys

Stars: Michel Constantin, Jean Keraudy, Philippe Leroy, Raymond Meunier, Marc Michel, Jean-Paul Coquelin, André Bervil, Eddy Rasimi


Full Acting Cast and Roles

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