Rent La Grande Illusion (1937)

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1h 49min
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Synopsis:
Set in the German prison camps of WW1, the film stars Jean Gabin as Marechal, and Marcel Dalio as Rosenthal. Like the charming aristocrat Captain de Boeldieu (Pierre Fresnay), these two French aviators were shot down and now spend most of their time escaping from German prison camps before inevitably being recaptured. Between escapes, they do what they can to amuse themselves, but after a tunnel they've dug is discovered, the three are sent to Wintersborn, a forbidding fortress of a prison commanded by former ace pilot Von Rauffenstein (Erich Von Stroheim). Von Rauffenstein cannot help but strike up a friendship with Captain de Boeldieu, a kindred spirit from the doomed nobility.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Albert Pinkovitch, Frank Rollmer
Writers:
Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir
Aka:
Grand Illusion
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/04/2012
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Introduction by Critic Ginette Vincendeau
  • Introduction by Jean Renoir
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/04/2012
Run Time:
113 minutes
Bonus:
  • La Grande Illusion: success, controversy by Olivier Curchod, cinema expert and Jean Renoir specialist
  • The original negative of La Grande Illusion: An exceptional story by Natacha Laurent from la Cinematheque de Toulouse
  • Francoise Giroud remembers La Grande Illusion's shooting
  • La petite Marchande d'allumettes by Jean Renoir
  • La Grande Illusion by Ginette Vincendeau cinema professor and film critic
  • John Truby film presentation
  • Trailer from 1937 and 1956
  • Presentation of the Movie by Jean Renoir

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