One of the most celebrated anti-war
films ever made - Grand Illusion filters its indictments through
the interactions and
sacrifices of characters that are divided by class rather than national
borders. This newly restored version was thought lost for over fifty
years until it was discovered sitting unlabeled on a shelf at the
Cinematheque in Tolouse, France. The Nazi's had tried to destroy it
during the occupation calling "cinematographic enemy No. 1."
Set in WW I, the film tells of two French officers captured by German
forces. Interred in a prison camp, the two officers encounter Von
Rauffenstein, an aristocratic career officer played by von Stroheim.
"A pristine restoration of one of the greatest movies ever
made!" - Jami Bernard, Daily News. "A sublime
classic restored to mint condition! Should be seen by absolutely
everybody!" - David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor.
Featuring a rare filmed introduction by Jean Renoir. With Jean
Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Dita Parlo, Marcel Dalio and Erich von Stroheim.
French with English subtitles.
Directed by Jean Renoir
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