A rarely screened classic that deserves to be experienced more by today’s film audiences, Le Trou is an absolutely riveting French prison thriller made extraordinary in part thanks to the finely-tuned tension and precision pace shaped by editors Marguerite Renoir and Geneviève Vaury. Jacques Becker’s last film, hailed as a masterpiece by François Truffaut, Le Trou (meaning ‘the hole’) is the story of five inmates at the notorious Santé Prison in Paris collaborating and clashing in a tortuous attempt at escape by digging their way out of their shared cell.