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DVD video

Title The grand illusion
Published [Millers Point, N.S.W.] : Distributed by Universal Pictures (Australasia), [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Ren/Gil  AVAILABLE
 MELB  791.4372 Ren/Gil  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Summary A French aristocrat, a mechanic and a wealthy banker are all thrown together as prisoners of the Germans in World War I. They are separated by a succesful escape but then recaptured and reunited in a German aristocrat's fortress. The aristocratic jailer and prisoner begin a friendship that highlights a dying cultural and social elite. Jean Renoir's film is a meditation on class, the nature of war and the death of the old European order
Notes Originally released as motion picture La grande illusion in 1937
Credits Directed by Jean Renoir
Cast Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay
Audience Censorship classification: G
Notes PAL ; Region 2, 4
DVD. Region unspecified
In French and Castilian Spanish. English captions (descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired)
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Author Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979.
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976.
Parlo, Dita.