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Grand Illusion


Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim View All


Jean Renoir (Screenplay), Jean Renoir (Director) View All

Release: Jun. 4th, 1937
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
A group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp. When the men are transferred to a high-security fortress, they must concoct a plan to escape beneath the watchful eye of aristocratic German officer von Rauffenstein, who has formed an unexpected bond with de Boeldieu.
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Likewise the film portrays characters with an acute awareness of class, coming from both the lower class and upper class characters.
I consider it a gateway film for me to investigate some more films of the era.
This landmark film works superbly when it's about escape , but it's message about a general humanity in all people - is much too simplistic and works against any tension there could be.
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