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Title La grande illusion [videorecording] = [Grand illusion] / une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir ; Canal+ Image International.

Imprint [United States] : Criterion Collection, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F GRA    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library DVD    F GRA    Available
Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 1
The classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 1.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Note Based on the novel by Charles Spaak.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
Newly restored digital transfer, created from the long-lost camera negative.
Special features include: Rare theatrical trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses this film and his personal war experiences; audio essay by film historian Peter Cowie; Renoir and Erich von Stroheim accept honors (archival radio presentation).
Credits Director of photography, Christian Matras ; film editors, Marguerite [Houllé-Renoir], Marthe Huguet ; producers, Raymond Blondy, Frank Rollmer, Albert Pinkovitch ; music, Joseph Kosma ; English titles, Herman G. Weinberg.
Cast Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio.
Summary In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French comrades, who are commoners, in a daring escape.
System Details DVD ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Soldiers -- France -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Germany -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, French.
War films
Added Author Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979
Spaak, Charles, 1903-1975
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976-
Parlo, Dita
Fresnay, Pierre, 1897-1975
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957-
Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Canal + Image International.
Note Title on container and disc label: Jean Renoir's Grand illusion
Added Title Grand illusion
ISBN 0780020707
Standard No. 037429121924
Music No. GRA070 Criterion Collection

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