Grand Illusion — $13.2K

Frequently cited as both one of the greatest films about war and one of the greatest films ever made, “Jean Renoir”‘s “La Grande Illusion” is an often witty, sometimes poignant, frequently moving examination of the futility of war. During World War I, twoFrench airmen are shot down while taking surveillance photographs in German territory: Capt. de Boeldieu (“Pierre Fresnay”), a wealthy and aristocratic officer; Lt. Maréchal (“Jean Gabin”), a burly but intelligent working-class mechanic. The three are brought… [more]

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