• Grand Illusion (1937)

Grand Illusion

Release Date: 1937

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

A group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu (Pierre Fresnay) and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal (Jean Gabin), 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 (Erich von Stroheim), who has formed an unexpected bond with de Boeldieu.

Cast: Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Dita Parlo, Julien Carette, Gaston Modot, Georges Peclet

Director: Jean Renoir

Genres: War , Drama

Production Co: R.A.C.

Keywords: Amusing, Sacrifice, Soldier, Touching, Friendship, Escape

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Production