The Grand Illusion

by Jean Renoir 1h57min France 1937
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The Grand Illusion
by Jean Renoir

During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Jean Gabin : Lieutenant Maréchal
  • Marcel Dalio : Lieutenant Rosenthal
  • Pierre Fresnay : Capitaine de Boeldieu
  • Erich von Stroheim : Von Rauffenstein
  • Julien Carette : Cartier-l'artiste
  • Dita Parlo : Elsa
  • And with: Gaston Modot, Jean Dasté, Sylvain Itkine, Georges Péclet


  • Director Jean Renoir
  • Scenario Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir
  • Photo director Christian Matras
  • Set Design Georges Wakhévitch, Eugène Lourié
  • Costume Design René Decrais
  • Sound Joseph de Bretagne
  • Editing Marguerite Renoir
  • Original music Joseph Kosma
  • Producer Frank Rollmer, Albert Pinkovitch
  • Production Compagny Réalisation d'art cinématographique (RAC)
  • Distributor Studiocanal

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1937
  • Release date for France06/08/1937
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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