#157: Le Trou

pycmeiatmppwtvwztajcbcibi3u#157 – Le Trou, 1960, Jacques Becker
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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.

#430: Casque d’Or

cojzl6fiy2bg4k1zzeqgnumao3g#430 – Casque d’Or, 1952, Jacques Becker
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Ex-convict Georges Manda returns to the free world determined to go straight and takes a steady job as a carpenter. Unable to completely shake his connections with the underground, he meets with a former prison mate, older gangster Félix Leca, who introduces him to his mistress, the sweet but guarded Marie “Casque d’Or”. Marie and Georges fall into a passionate relationship, driving Félix to do everything in his power to ruin the couple.