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Grand Illusion


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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Drama, War
Director: Jean Renoir

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.

Cast :

  • Pierre Fresnay
  • Capt. de Boieldieu
  • Erich von Stroheim
  • Capt. von Rauffenstein
  • Jean Gabin
  • Lt. Maréchal
  • Marcel Dalio
  • Lt. Rosenthal
  • Dita Parlo
  • Elsa (farm woman)
  • Julien Carette
  • Cartier
  • Gaston Modot
  • The engineer
  • Georges Peclet
  • The metal worker
  • Jean Dasté
  • The teacher
  • Sylvain Itkine
  • Lt. Demolder
  • Jacques Becker
  • English officer (uncredited)
  • Werner Florian
  • Sgt. Arthur
Producers :
Albert Pinkovitch , Frank Rollmer

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