Route Sans Issue (1947)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Road Block is the symbolic English-language title of this French crime drama. Claude Dauphin plays a respected architect who inadvertently becomes a murderer. Covering his tracks, Dauphin is able for a while to elude the law, but he can't escape the "inner voices" of his conscience. Still, he insists upon hiding his crime from the one person who would truly understand, his sweetheart Helene Perdiere. Ironically, when she finds out the truth, she walks out on Dauphin because he didn't trust her. Relentlessly defeatist, Route Sans Issue understandably had trouble finding an American distributor.