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La grande illusion

Author: Jean RenoirCharles SpaakJean GabinDita ParloPierre FresnayAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, N.Y. : Criterion Collection, [1999] ©1999
Series: Criterion collection, 1.; Classic collection (Criterion Collection (Firm))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Biography   Computer File   Book : French : Special edView all editions and formats
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Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt.
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Genre/Form: French Language Films
Motion pictures, French
Foreign films
DVD-Video discs
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Prison films
War films
Material Type: Biography, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Renoir; Charles Spaak; Jean Gabin; Dita Parlo; Pierre Fresnay; Erich Von Stroheim; Marcel Dalio; Peter Cowie; Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique (Firm); CANAL+ Image International (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780020707 9780780020702
OCLC Number: 48252016
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: "Janus Films. [Presented by] Ministere de la Culture, Les Archives du Film du Centre national de la cinématographie"--Opening credits.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937.
"Newly restored digital transfer, created from the long-lost camera negative."
Special features : theatrical trailer intro featuring Jean Renoir (5 min.); optional audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie; film restoration featurette (5 min.); archival radio presentation featuring Renoir and Stroheim (5 min.).
Program notes on container insert include an essay by film historian Peter Cowie.
Credits: Director of photography, Christian Matras ; film editors, Marguerite [Houllé-Renoir], Marthe Huguet ; 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.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (63 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono, standard format (1:33:1).
Contents: Logos/opening credits --
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: Criterion collection, 1.; Classic collection (Criterion Collection (Firm))
Other Titles: Grande illusion (Motion picture)
Grand illusion
Jean Renoir's Grand illusion
Responsibility: une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir ; Canal+ Image International ; directeur de production, Raymond Blondy [and others].
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Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt.

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