Cover image for La grande illusion
La grande illusion
Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (1 folded sheet).
In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape.
General Note:
Title on menu screen and disc label: Jean Renoir's Grand illusion.

Presented by Ministere de la Culture, Les Archives du Film du Centre national de la cinématographie, Realisations D'art Cinematographique. Copyright held by Canal+ Image International. Produced by Realisations D'art Cinematographique and Paris-Studios-Cinéma.

"The Classic Collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.

Based on the novel by Charles Spaak.

DVD version of a 1937 motion picture. New and improved English subtitle translation.

Newly restored digital transfer, created from the long-lost camera negative.

Includes a rare theatrical trailer (ca. 5 min.) in which Jean Renoir discusses this film and his personal war experiences.

For specific features see interactive menu.
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