A Man Escaped


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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth is a 1956 French film directed by Robert Bresson. It is based on the memoirs of André Devigny, a prisoner of war held at Fort Montluc during World War II. The protagonist of the film is called Fontaine. The second part of the title comes from the Bible, John 3:8, and in English it is worded this way only in the Authorized King James Version. Bresson, like Devigny and the character Fontaine, was imprisoned by Nazis as a member of the French Resistance. The soundtrack uses Kyrie from Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, K. 427. The film was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

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Actors & Characters

Charles Le Clainche Charles Le Clainche
François Leterrier François Leterrier
Roland Monod Roland Monod
Maurice Beerblock Maurice Beerblock
Jacques Ertaud Jacques Ertaud
Jean Paul Delhumeau Jean Paul Delhumeau


Léonce-Henri Burel Cinematography
Robert Bresson Director
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Music
Jean Thuillier Producer
Alain Poiré Producer
Robert Bresson Writer