Una de las películas más hermosas jamás hechas sobre la solidaridad entre los seres humanos, más allá de sus diferencias y las circunstancias difíciles (en este caso, el cautiverio durante la 1era guerra mundial). A mi juicio, el episodio de Maréchal y Rosenthal con la granjera alemana desequilibra un poco el conjunto de la obra, pero sin embargo no hace mella en su grandeza.
I had forgotten how much I loved this movie! For a WWI POW camp, there's so much happiness and optimism beneath all the sad faces. And the story flows so well through so many distinct parts with amazingly memorable characters. One of my favorites!
A beautiful, emotionally touching masterpiece. Renoir is a friggin genius. It's absolutely exquisitely shot and completely profound on every level and just as relevant today as it was when it was released. I really don't know why it's taken me so long to get around to watching this, I feel silly now. It is definitely one of the greatest films I've ever seen. Loved it.
A masterpiece and the first Renoir film I've seen. He is clearly a master director and his humanistic vision is very touching. The acting is excellent, with Erich von Stroheim standing out in particular as the German officer who oversees the French prisoners. A great anti-war film. With no battle scenes.
'La Grande Illusion' really pissed off Hitler, and he made it a point to try to find and destroy all copies of the movie. Luckily for world cinema, the Russians had the negative during World War II. This movie is about a different type of war. A nobler war that has rules, and people who respect each other. There's also some controversial stuff about anti-Semitism that crops up at the end of the film.