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La grande illusion = Grand illusion

Author: Jean RenoirCharles SpaakJean GabinDita ParloPierre FresnayAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection [distributor], ©2006.
Series: 50 years of Janus Films.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French comrades, who are commoners, in a daring escape.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
War films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Renoir; Charles Spaak; Jean Gabin; Dita Parlo; Pierre Fresnay; Erich Von Stroheim; Marcel Dalio; Christian Matras; Marguerite Renoir; Marthe Huguet; Joseph Kosma; Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique (Firm); CANAL+ Image International (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.
OCLC Number: 76953105
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by Charles Spaak.
Videodisc release of the 1937 motion picture.
Released as part of the "Essential Art House : 50 Years of Janus Films."
" ... features a pristine digital transfer of the film in its original language, as well as English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing"--Criterion website.
Credits: Director of photography, Christian Matras ; film editors, Marguerite [Houllé-Renoir], Marthe Huguet ; producers, Raymond Blondy, Frank Rollmer, Albert Pinkovitch ; music, Joseph Kosma ; English titles, Herman G. Weinberg.
Cast: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio.
Awards: Best Foreign Film, 1938, New York Film Critics Awards.
Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Contents: Shot down in Germany --
First taste of prison camp --
The tunnel --
Dressing up --
The sound of marching --
Putting on a show --
Frustration at the eleventh hour --
Ending up at Wintersborn --
Touring the property --
Officers and aristocrats --
Preparing the escape --
The magic flute --
De Boeldieu a hero --
Refuge at the farm --
A Christmas romance --
The parting.
Series Title: 50 years of Janus Films.
Other Titles: Grand illusion
Essential art house.
Responsibility: une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir ; Canal+ Image International.

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In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French comrades, who are commoners, in a daring escape.

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