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The Grand Illusion
My Rating:
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4 Stars
The Grand Illusion Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: NH Film Class
Rating: NR Year: 1937 Category: Drama
Director: Jean Renoir Time: 111:00:00 min. Writer: Jean Renior & Charles Spaak

Reviews
Mine: A great anti-war film. Chilling in its simple story telling style. Just a great film.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Renoir's classic treatise on war, focusing on French prisoners during WW1 and their cultured German commandant. Beautiful performances enhance an eloquent script (by Renoir and Charles Spaak). Edited to 94m. for U. S. release in 1938. Beware of other versions with variant running times.
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Cast
Jean Gavin as:
Lt. Marechal
Dita Parlo as:
Else
Peirre Fresnay as:
Capt. de Boieldieu
Erich von Stroheim as:
Capt. von Rauffenstien
Julien Carette as:
The Showoff
Georges Peclet as:
An Officer
Werner Florian as:
Sft. Arthur
Gaston Modot as:
The Engineer