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La Grande Illusion (1937)  link to La Grande Illusion on IMDb  

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8.1/10 (27127 votes)

Also known as: Grand Illusion

Country: French, 114 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): Jean Renoir

Cast: Jean Gabin (as Le lieutenant Maréchal), Dita Parlo (as Elsa), Pierre Fresnay (as Le captaine de Boeldieu), Erich von Stroheim (as Le captaine von Rauffenstein), Julien Carette (as Cartier - l'acteur)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: During 1st WW, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, as Rosenthal, son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but Marechal and Rosenthal still want to escape...2 copies

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Apr 26, 2017