Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Marc Michel plays an imprisoned man awaiting trial for the attempted murder of his wife. He is transferred to another cell, where his fellow prisoners are plotting a jailbreak. He decides to go along with their elaborate plan, and the cellmates work together to tunnel their way to freedom. Le Trou is the last film of director Jacques Becker, who died shortly after its completion.
betrayal, captive, captor, escape, exchange, forces [military], killing, man, mirror, needlework, plans, portrait, prison, sand, security-guard, sentence [penal system], tension, time, trial [courtroom], trust, tunnel, warden, wife