Jail Break (1961)

  |  Comedy, Drama


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An inept thief wants to escape prison and return to his family, but two of his prison mates also want out.


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7 April 2021 | dierregi
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| Bittersweet and uneven
Certainly not one of Manfredi's best movie, it's the rather depressing story of four inmates who plan their escape in a way similar to "Shawshank Redemption" but with less glorified results.

Everything about the movie screams out "poverty" and the rather miserable life of the lower classes, from sordid environments (even the prison is a dump) to dreadful relationships.

There is some attempt at humor but it sorts of falls flat. However, the actors do a good job, as it was to be expected by real professionals.

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Release Date:

20 December 1961

Language

Italian


Country of Origin

Italy

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