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

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. Irvington, N.Y. : Criterion Collection, [1999]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  FRENCH GRA    DUE 10-29-20
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Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (63 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 1.
Classic collection.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Cast Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio.
Credits Director of photography, Christian Matras ; film editors, Marguerite [Houllé-Renoir], Marthe Huguet ; music, Joseph Kosma ; English titles, Herman G. Weinberg.
Note "Janus Films. [Presented by] Ministere de la Culture, Les Archives du Film du Centre national de la cinématographie" - opening credits.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937.
"Newly restored digital transfer, created from the long-lost camera negative."
Special features : theatrical trailer intro featuring Jean Renoir (5 min.); optional audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie; film restoration featurette (5 min.); archival radio presentation featuring Renoir and Stroheim (5 min.).
Program notes on container insert include an essay by film historian Peter Cowie.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt.
Awards Best Foreign Film, 1938, New York Film Critics Awards.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono, standard format (1:33:1).
Subject Soldiers -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Soldiers -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
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.
Dalio, Marcel, 1900-1983.
Cowie, Peter.
Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique (Firm)
CANAL+ Image International (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Grand illusion
Grande illusion
Note Title on container and disc label: Jean Renoir's Grand illusion
ISBN 9780780020702
Standard No. 037429121924
Music No. GRA070 Criterion Collection
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