À Nous la Liberté (1931)
overview : In this classic French satire, Louis, a convict, escapes from prison and takes on legitimate work, making his way up in the business world. Eventually becoming the head of a successful factory, Louis opts to modernize his company with mechanical innovations. But when his friend Émile finally leaves jail years later and reunites with Louis, the past catches up with them. The two, worried about being apprehended by police, long to flee the confines of industry.
Release Date : Dec 18, 1931
Runtime : 1h 35m
Companies : Films Sonores Tobis
Countries : France
Keywords : factory, automation, escaped convict, social satire, assembly line