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La Grande Illusion (Blu-ray)

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Jean Renoir's celebrated anti-war drama

 

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Jean Renoir co-wrote and directed this classic French wartime drama.

Set in the German prison camps of WWI, the film stars Jean Gabin as Maréchal, 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.

Extras
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
  • Interview: John Truby (writer)
  • Documentaries: The Original Negative of 'La Grande Illusion': An Exceptional Story, Success and Controversy by Olivier Curchod
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More Information
SKU 5055201846501
Catalogue Number OPTBD4387
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1937
Director Jean Renoir
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) StudioCanal
Countries France
Colour Black & White
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 114 mins
Certificate U
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