LA GRANDE ILLUISION (PG) 1937 FRANCE RENOIR, JEAN BLU RAY DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Renoir’s profound examination of war. Set in a First World War German prisoner-of-war camp, three French soldiers, working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, middle-class Jew Rosenthal and aristocratic senior officer Captain de Boieldieu, are held prisoner by Commandant von Rauffenstein. A bond of sympathy develops between the German Commandant and the senior French officer, but even though de Boieldieu sacrifices himself for his compatriots to escape, the pair must return to a harsh reality once their role as war heroes is over.
In French with English subtitles
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