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Onibaba (Kaneto Shindô, 1964)

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A Man Escaped [Un condamné à mort s’est échappé] (Robert Bresson, 1957)







http://www.reel.com/movie.asp?MID=5439
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Man_Escaped
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049902/

“Bresson had wanted to entitle the film ‘Aide-toi’ (‘Help yourself’), part of the French expression, ‘Aide-toi, le ciel t’aidera‘: in other words, ‘Heaven helps those who help themselves.’ He commented: ‘I would like to show this miracle: an invisible hand over the prison, directing what happens and causing such and such a thing to succeed for one and not for another…. . The film is a mystery…The Spirit breathes where it will.” (source)