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La grande illusion Grand illusion / une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir ; Canal+ Image International ; directeur de production, Raymond Blondy... [and others].

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Criterion collection ; 1.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DRAMA GRAN (Text) 39231031343912 Display--DVD Staff Picks Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780020707
  • ISBN: 9780780020702
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: Irvington, N.Y. : Criterion Collection, [1999]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Janus Films. [Presented by] Ministere de la Culture, Les Archives du Film du Centre national de la cinématographie" - opening credits.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
"Newly restored digital transfer, created from the long-lost camera negative." - [source]
Special features : theatrical trailer intro featuring Jean Renoir (5 min.); optional audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie; film restoration featurette (5 min.); archival radio presentation featuring Renoir and Stroheim (5 min.).
Program notes on container insert include an essay by film historian Peter Cowie.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Christian Matras ; film editors, Marguerite [Houllé-Renoir], Marthe Huguet ; music, Joseph Kosma ; English titles, Herman G. Weinberg.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio.
Summary, etc.:
Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, full screen; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
In French with optional English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Best Foreign Film, 1938, New York Film Critics Awards.
Subject: Soldiers > France > Drama.
Soldiers > Germany > Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 > Prisoners and prisons > Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Prison films.
War films.

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