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MY GREATEST ESCAPE

by Fabienne Godet

synopsis

Former thief and mobster Michel Vaujour spent 27 years in prison, 17 of those in solitary confinement. Using fake guns, he succeeded in carrying out amazing escapes worthy of a Hollywood script. The most notorious involved a firearm made out of soap and a daring helicopter breakout from the roof of a jail, organized by his wife. He was released on parole in 2003. If his life story is at times an exhilarating ride, he also experienced some of the most challenging conditions the penal system can impose. The isolation forced him to continuously confront himself. The reward has been self-knowledge.

international title: My Greatest Escape
original title: Ne me libérez pas, je m’en charge
country: France
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2009
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Fabienne Godet
film run: 107'
release date: FR 08/04/2009
screenplay: Fabienne Godet, Franck Vassal
cinematography by: Crystel Fournier
music: Xavier Godet
producer: Bertrand Faivre
production: Le Bureau
distributor: Haut et Court
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