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

“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)