by David Ng
Le Trou ("The Hole") had the misfortune of being released the same year as Jean-Luc Godardís Breathless. While the latter became a cinematic linchpin and a cultural reference point, the former took a more rarefied position as a favorite among critics and cinephiles. And while Breathless was Godardís breakthrough film, the one that put him on the world map, Le Trou was the swan song for its director, Jacques Becker, who died only two weeks after completing it.
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