Grand illusion = La Grande illusion

France, 1937

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Jean Renoir’s classic study of men in war. The German victor and his captive officers in the close proximity of the prison camp become strangely impacted by the ironic contradictions of their situations. A deep respect develops between the German commander and his captive French officer, inter- woven with each other’s obligations to country and fellow-man. Cast includes Erich von Stroheim and Jean Gabin.

Credits

director
Duration

01:55:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1937

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35828

Language

French

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

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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