Grand Illusion Poster

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


Nominated Outstanding Production