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La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated
113 min | Drama, War

During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Director
Writers
Charles Spaak (scenario and dialogue) | Jean Renoir (scenario and dialogue)
Composer
Cinematographer
Christian Matras (photography)
Editors
Marthe Huguet (as Huguet) | Renée Lichtig (version: 1958) | Marguerite Renoir (as Margueritte)
Production Designer
Eugène Lourié (as Lourié)
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Release date
Sep 12, 1938 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Jean Gabin
Le lieutenant Maréchal Le lieutenant Maréchal   See fewer
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Pierre Fresnay
Le captaine de Boeldieu Le captaine de Boeldieu   See fewer
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Erich von Stroheim
Le captaine von Rauffenstein (as Eric von Stroheim) Le captaine von Rauffenstein (as Eric von Stroheim)   See fewer
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Julien Carette
Cartier - l'acteur (as Carette) Cartier - l'acteur (as Carette)   See fewer
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Georges Péclet
Le serrurier (as Peclet) Le serrurier (as Peclet)   See fewer
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Werner Florian
Le sergent Arthur Le sergent Arthur   See fewer
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Jean Dasté
L'instituteur (as Daste) L'instituteur (as Daste)   See fewer
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Sylvain Itkine
Le lieutenant Demolder (as Itkine) Le lieutenant Demolder (as Itkine)   See fewer
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Gaston Modot
L'ingénieur (as Modot) L'ingénieur (as Modot)   See fewer
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Marcel Dalio
Le lieutenant Rosenthal (as Dalio) Le lieutenant Rosenthal (as Dalio)   See fewer
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Jacques Becker
L'officier anglais (uncredited) L'officier anglais (uncredited)   See fewer
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Habib Benglia
Le sénégalais (uncredited) Le sénégalais (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Blondy
Un soldat (uncredited) Un soldat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert Brouett
Un prisonnier (uncredited) Un prisonnier (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Forster
Maison-Neuve (uncredited) Maison-Neuve (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georges Fronval
Le soldat allemand qui tue le capitaine de Boeldieu (uncredited) Le soldat allemand qui tue le capitaine de Boeldieu (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Heil
Un officier de la forteresse (uncredited) Un officier de la forteresse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Koch
L'ordonnance de von Rauffenstein (uncredited) L'ordonnance de von Rauffenstein (uncredited)   See fewer
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Little Peters
La petite fille d'Elsa (uncredited) La petite fille d'Elsa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claude Sainval
Le capitaine Ringis (uncredited) Le capitaine Ringis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michel Salina
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claude Vernier
L'officer prussien (uncredited) L'officer prussien (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 33,275 votes