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The Rare Complete Original American Subtitled Release Of Jean Renoir's French Film Masterpiece "La Grande Illusion" About French POWs Who Attempt A Daring Escape From A German Prison Fortress Under The Command Of An Aristocrat Officer Played By Eric Von Stroheim! *Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1937, 1 Hour 54 Minutes.) #TheGrandIllussion #LaGrandeIllusion #JeanRenoir #CharlesSpaak #JeanGabin #DitaParlo #PierreFresnay #ErichVonStroheim #Films #Movies #MotionPictures #Cinema #FrenchCinema #CinemaOfFrance #WesternFrontWorldWarI #WesternFrontWWI #WorldWarI #WorldWarOne #WorldWar1 #WWI #WW1 #FirstWorldWar #WarToEndAllWars #TheWarToEndAllWars #TheGreatWar #FirstEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir
Jean Gabin ... Le lieutenant Maréchal
Dita Parlo ... Elsa - Farm Woman
Pierre Fresnay ... Le captaine de Boeldieu
Erich von Stroheim ... Le captaine von Rauffenstein (as Eric von Stroheim)
Julien Carette ... Cartier - l'acteur (as Carette)
Georges Péclet ... Le serrurier (as Peclet)
Werner Florian ... Le sergent Arthur
Jean Dasté ... L'instituteur (as Daste)
Sylvain Itkine ... Le lieutenant Demolder (as Itkine)
Gaston Modot ... L'ingénieur (as Modot)
Marcel Dalio ... Le lieutenant Rosenthal (as Dalio)
La Grande Illusion (also known as The Grand Illusion) is a 1937 French war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak. The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French officers who are prisoners of war during World War I and are plotting an escape. The title of the film comes from the 1909 book The Great Illusion by British journalist Norman Angell, which argued that war is futile because of the common economic interests of all European nations. The perspective of the film is generously humanistic to its characters of various nationalities. La Grande Illusion is regarded by critics and film historians as one of the masterpieces of French cinema and among the greatest films ever made. Orson Welles named La Grande Illusion as one of the two movies he would take with him "on the ark." Empire magazine ranked it #35 in "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010.