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The Grand Illusion (La grande illusion) (1937)

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Starring (View all)
Jean Gabin Jean Gabin
Le lieutenant Maréchal
Dita Parlo Dita Parlo
Elsa
Pierre Fresnay Pierre Fresnay
Le captaine de Boeldieu
Erich von Stroheim Erich von Stroheim
Le captaine von Rauffenstein
Julien Carette Julien Carette
Cartier - l'acteur
Jean Dasté Jean Dasté
L'instituteur
Sylvain Itkine Sylvain Itkine
Le lieutenant Demolder
Gaston Modot Gaston Modot
L'ingénieur


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A great classic

10 years, 3 months ago at Feb 11 12:59
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It has been a while since I saw this flick but since it is such a classic, I was really eager to re-watch it. Honestly, it didn't expect to be blown away like this. I mean, I enjoyed it back then but I didn't remember that it was that good. This is indeed a true masterpiece directed by Jean Renoir and I thought it was just brilliant and worked on so many levels. Indeed, not only it is a great war ... read more
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Jean Renoir’s antiwar masterpiece Grand Illusion, hailed as one of the greatest films ever made, stars Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay as French soldiers held in a World War I German prison camp.
Release date: 4 October 1937
UPC: 037429121924
Tags: War (15), France (14), 1930s (11), French (10), 1937 (9), Drama (8), Prison (8), WWI (7), Escape (7), Castle (6), Prisoner Of War (6), World War I (5), Aristocrat (4), Anti-war (3), Jew (2), Concentration Camp (2), Anti War (2), Captive (2), Love (2), Criterion Collection (2)
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