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Title La grand illusion / Realisations d'art cinématographique présentent ; CANAL+ Image International ; réalisation de Jean Renoir
Published [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [1999]


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 MELB  791.4372 Ren/Lgi  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Series The Criterion collection ; 1
Criterion collection ; 1
Contents Special features: Theatrical trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses both Grand Illusion and his personal war experiences -- Audio essay from film historian Peter Cowie -- Archival radio presentation: Renoir and von Stroheim accept Grand Illusion's Best Foreign Film honors at the 1938 New York Film Critics Award -- Press book excerpts: Renoir's letter "to the projectionist," cast bios, an essay on Renoir by von Stroheim, and essays about the film's title and recently recovered camera negative -- Restoration demonstration
Summary A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner of war camp during World War I, when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant yet must cooperate with his comrades in a daring escape
Notes Title from title screen
Videodisc release of a 1938 motion picture, copyright renewed in 1958 by Compaignie Jean Renoir
Credits Director, Jean Renoir ; producers, Raymond Blondy, Frank Rollmer, Albert Pinkovitch ; screenplay, Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir ; photography, Christian Matras ; music, Joseph Kosma
Cast Jean Gabin, Erich von Stroheim, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio, Dita Parlo
Notes DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
In French with English subtitles
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Video recordings.
Author Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979.
Spaak, Charles, 1903-1975.
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976.
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957.
Fresnay, Pierre, 1897-1975.
Dalio, Marcel, 1900-1983.
Parlo, Dita.
CANAL+ Image International (Firm)
Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique (Firm)
Janus Films.
Home Vision (Firm)
ISBN 0780020707
Other Titles Title on container: Jean Renoir's Grand illusion