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4,169 Ratings

Grand Illusion

La grande illusion

Directed by Jean Renoir
France, 1937


One of the very first prison escape movies ever made, this antiwar tale is about two French soldiers being held in a World War I German prison camp. They form an unlikely alliance and plot an escape.

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Grand Illusion Directed by Jean Renoir

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1937 | Winner: Best Overall Artistic Contribution

Academy Awards

1939 | Nominee: Best Picture

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