Grand illusion = Le Grand illusion (TEFC)

France, 1937

Film
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Jean Renoir’s great anti-war film, set in a German prison camp for officers in 1917, with Erich von Stroheim as the commander. A subtler work than most more recent variations on the theme. In French with English subtitles.

Credits

director

Jean Renoir

Language

French

Duration

01:43:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

31748

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Anti-war works

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Prisoners of war

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1914-1918

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Prison films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Class consciousness

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Foreign language films

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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