Grand Illusion

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Grand Illusion

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Grand Illusion

Release Date: June 04, 1937

Year    :   1937
Slogan    :   «A Great Drama of Human Emotions»
Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Réalisation d'Art Cinématographique
Director    :   Jean Renoir
Producers    :   Albert Pinkovitch, Frank Rollmer, Maurice Barnathan, Raymond Blondy
Writers    :   Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak
RunTime    :   114 mins.

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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