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Grand illusion

Author: Jean RenoirJean GabinPierre FresnayDita ParloMarcel DalioAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Home Vision Cinema : Janus Films, ©1999.
Series: Classic collection.; Criterion collection, 1.
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 commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
War films
Historical films
French-language films
Videodiscs
Prisoner of war drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Renoir; Jean Gabin; Pierre Fresnay; Dita Parlo; Marcel Dalio; Erich Von Stroheim; Charles Spaak; Criterion Collection (Firm); CANAL+ Image International (Firm); Home Vision (Firm); Janus Films.
ISBN: 0780020707 9780780020702
OCLC Number: 47955366
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
Special features: Rare theatrical trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses this film and his personal war experiences; Audio essay by film historian Peter Cowie; Archival radio presentation: Renoir and Erich von Stroheim accept honors; Press book excerpts; Restoration demonstration.
Based on the novel by Charles Spaak.
At head of title on container and videodisc: Jean Renoir's.
Credits: Director, Jean Renoir ; producers, Raymond Blondy, Frank Rollmer, Albert Pinkovitch ; screenplay, Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir ; English titles, Herman G. Weinberg ; photography, Christian Matras ; sets and design, Eugène Lourié ; music, Joseph Kosma ; film editor, Marguerite Huguet ; production manager, Raymond Blondy.
Cast: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Dita Parlo, Marcel Dalio, Erich von Stroheim.
Awards: New York Film Critics Award: Best Foreign Language Film, 1938
Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Special features include: Rare theatrical trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses this film and his personal war experiences; Audio essay by film historian Peter Cowie; Archival radio presentation: Renoir and Erich von Stroheim accept honors; Press book excerpts; Restoration demonstration.
Series Title: Classic collection.; Criterion collection, 1.
Responsibility: Criterion Collection ; directed by 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 commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape.

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