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La Grande Illusion

1938 | 1h 54m | Drama War

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For its 75th Anniversary, Rialto Pictures presents a stunning 4K restoration of GRAND ILLUSION, Jean Renoir's powerful and eloquent anti-war film set during World War I. Aristocratic Captain de Boeldieu and his mechanic, Lieutenant Maréchal are shot down by Captain von Rauffenstein, who treats them with customary officers' hospitality. The two downed pilots are then sent to a German POW camp, where they quickly join a group of prisoners who have concocted an elaborate escape plan. Their plot is foiled, however, as they are transferred to a new camp, the formidable Wintersborn fortress, run by...

Director

Jean Renoir

Writers

Stars

Jean Gabin Dita Parlo Pierre Fresnay Erich von Stroheim Julien Carette

Release date

12 Sep 1938

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