Short Films : short film title help!

short film title help!

I'm looking for the title of a short film I watched in high school. Unfortunately I'm no longer in touch with the teacher who showed us that film.

It was in black and white, and I think it was a French film.

A man is about to be lynched, but as he drops, the rope breaks and he falls into the river. He starts swimming away, the guards shoot at him, but he keeps swimming and escapes. He finally makes it home and right as he's about to hug his wife, the film returns to the lynching scene, where he actually dies.

Please help! Thanks :)

Re: short film title help!

La Rivière du hibou (1962) (aka An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056300/
That's part of your problem, you haven't seen enough movies. All of life's riddles are answered in the movies.

Re: short film title help!

Thank you SO much!

Re: short film title help!

My pleasure.
That's part of your problem, you haven't seen enough movies. All of life's riddles are answered in the movies.

Re: short film title help!

This story's been adapted into several other films and TV programs, including an episode of The Twilight Zone. I recently saw a short online video in which the characters are played by toy dolls.
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