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Grand Illusion


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Grand Illusion

Year: 1937

Translation available: yes

A group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp.

Genres: dramahistorywar

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Prison and Detention

World War I

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts





Film producer

Albert Pinkovitch

Film producer

Frank Rollmer

Film director

Jean Renoir


Jean Renoir




Jean Gabin

Lt. Maréchal

Dita Parlo


Pierre Fresnay

Capt. de Boeldieu

Erich von Stroheim

Capt. von Rauffenstein

Georges Péclet

Le serrurier

Werner Florian

Sgt. Arthur

Jean Dasté

The teacher

Sylvain Itkine

Lt. Demolder

Marcel Dalio

Lt. Rosenthal

Julien Carette

Cartier, l'acteur

Gaston Modot

The engineer

Jacques Becker

L'officier anglais (uncredited)

Habib Benglia

Le sénégalais (uncredited)

Pierre Blondy

Un soldat (uncredited)

Albert Brouett

Un prisonnier (uncredited)

George Forster

Maison-Neuve (uncredited)

Georges Fronval

Le soldat allemand qui tue le capitaine de Boeldieu (uncredited)

Karl Heil

Un officier de la forteresse (uncredited)

Carl Koch

L'ordonnance de von Rauffenstein (uncredited)

Little Peters

La petite fille d'Elsa (uncredited)

Claude Sainval

Le capitaine Ringis (uncredited)

Michel Salina


Claude Vernier

L'officer prussien (uncredited)

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