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Grand Illusion
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Genre:Art/Foreign
Year:1937
Rating:?
Length:117min
Country:France
Cast:Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Dalio, Erich von Stroheim
Credits:Directed by Jean Renoir (French w/English Subtitles, bw, 35mm)

Synopsis
Banned in Germany and Italy at the time of its release as "to pacifistic," winner of numerous distinctions, Renoir's film - even though set during the first World War - anticipates World War II. The filmaker stated in 1938: "I hear Hitler yelling on the radio, demanding the partition of Czechoslovakia. We are on the brink of another 'Grand Illusion.' I made this film because I am a Pacifist."

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