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Play Dates


November 11    Washington, DC    NATIONAL AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

November 11    Chantilly, VA    UDVAR-HAZY CENTER

December 1    Astoria, NY    MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Rialto Pictures 20th Anniversary Screening

January 7    Greenbelt, MD    OLD GREENBELT THEATRE

Grand Illusion Play Dates

About

France, 1937
Director: Jean Renoir
Producer: Albert Pinkevitch, Frank Rollmer
Cast: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim
Screenwriter: Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak
Cinematography: Christian Matras
Music: Joseph Kosma
Genre: Drama, War
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 114 minutes

Synopsis:
Man-of-the-people Lieutenant Maréchal (Jean Gabin) teams up with Jewish aristocrat Lieutenant Rosenthal (Marcel Dalio) to escape a World War I German POW camp run by Captain von Rauffenstein (Erich von Stroheim).

Awards and Recognition:
Best Picture nomination (Academy Awards, 1938)
Best Artistic Ensemble (Venice Film Festival, 1937)
Best Foreign Film (New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1938)
Best Foreign Film (National Board of Review Awards, 1938)
 

Reviews and Quotes 2

"All the democracies of the world
must see this film."
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ONE OF THE TRUE MASTERPIECES
OF THE SCREEN!"
— Pauline Kael

"If I had only one film in the world to save, it would be Grand Illusion."
— Orson Welles

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