La Grande Illusion

La Grande Illusion (1937)

Genres - Drama, History, War  |   Release Date - Jun 4, 1937  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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La Grande Illusion (also known as Grand Illusion) is a 1937 French war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak. The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French officers who are prisoners of war during World War I and are plotting an escape. The title of the film comes from the book The Great Illusion by British economist Norman Angell, which argued that war is futile because of the common economic interests of all European nations. The perspective of the film is generously humanistic to its characters of various nationalities. It is regarded by critics and film historians as one of the masterpieces of French cinema and among the greatest films ever made. Orson Welles named La Grande Illusion as one of the movies he would take with him "on the ark." Empire magazine ranked it #35 in "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010.

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Box Office

$20,356

Tags

Aristocrat, Aviation, Escape, First World War, Germany, Rauffenstein

Attributes

Narrative Location: Germany
Subject: Anti-war about World War I, aviation

Alternate Titles

A Grande Ilusão
BR, PT
A nagy ábránd
HU
De groote illusie
BE
De grote begoocheling
BE
De grote illusie
BE, NL
Den stora illusionen
SE
Den store illusion
DK
Den store illusjon
NO
Didžioji iliuzija
LT
Die große Illusion
AT, DE
Grand Illusion
AU, CA, NZ, ZA, US
Ha-Ashlaya Ha-Gdola
IL
Harb Esirleri
TR
I megali himaira
GR
La gran ilusión
AR, CL, CO, MX, PA, ES, UY, VE
La grande illusion
BE, FR, GB, US
La Grande Illusion
EU, IE, JP
La grande illusione
IT
Marea iluzie
RO
Meta tin mahi
GR
Suuri illusioni
FI
Suuri illuusio
FI
Tavahom-e bozorg
IR
Towarzysze broni
PL
Velika iluzija
HR, SI, YU
Velika opsena
RS
Velikaya illyuziya
, RU
Velká iluze
CS
Veľká ilúzia
CS
Η μεγάλη χίμαιρα
GR
Η Μεγάλη Ψευδαίσθηση
GR
Вeликая иллюзия
RU, SU
Велика ілюзія
UA
Великата илюзия
BG
大いなる幻影(1937)
JP
大幻影
TW
위대한 환상
KR