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Format: Word Document
Vendor: Christianity Today
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study

Publisher's Description

God will save you.
Only if we give him a hand.


The full title of Robert Bresson s minimalist masterpiece is A Man Condemned to Death Has Escaped, and the story it tells is just that direct. Closely based on the autobiographical account of French Resistance fighter Andre Devigny s imprisonment in the Gestapo s notorious Fort Montluc prison, the film portrays in great physical detail his lonely, painstaking preparations for escape. Its subtitle is The Wind Blows Where It Wills, which points to the more elusive spiritual intentions of its devoutly Christian authors.

This study guide equips viewers to explore the film s themes the tension between fate and freedom, luck and providence, and the movement from despair to hope, from isolation to community, and the need for trust and faith in hopeless circumstances.

Discussion Guide

    Movie Summary

    Discussing the Scenes

--Fate and Freedom

(Ecclesiastes 8:7 8; Psalm 139:13 16)

--Luck, Choice, and Providence
(John 3:5 8)

--Isolation and Community

(Ecclesiastes 4:9 12)

--Trust and Faith

(Matthew 6:25 34)

    As the Credits Roll

Based On

A Man Escaped (New Yorker Films, 1956).

Photo © New Yorker Films

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