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Le Grande illusion [videorecording] / Ministère de la Culture, Les Archives du Film du Centre national de la Cinématographie ... ; Canal+ Image International ; réalisation, Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir.

Other Title:
Title on container: Jean Renoir's Grand illusion [videorecording]
Grand illusion [videorecording]
Publication:
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c1999.
Series:
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Criterion collection; 1
Criterion collection ; 1
The Classic collection
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Spaak, Charles, 1903-1975 -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Motion pictures, French.
Action and adventure films.
War films.
Film adaptations.
Language:
In French with optional English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Summary:
A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner of war camp during World War I, when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant yet must cooperate with his comrades in a daring escape.
Participant:
Jean Gabin, Erich von Stroheim, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio.
Credits:
Producers, Raymond Blondy, Frank Rollmer, Albert Pinkovitch ; photography, Christian Matras ; music, Joseph Kosma.
Notes:
Videodisc release of a 1938 motion picture; copyright renewed in 1958 by Compagnie Jean Renoir.
Based on the novel by Charles Spaak.
Special features: Rare theatrical trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses this film and his personal war experiences; Audio essay by film historian Peter Cowie; Archival radio presentation: Renoir and Erich von Stroheim accept honors; Press book excerpts; Restoration demonstration.
Contributor:
Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979. , Director,
Spaak, Charles, 1903-1975. , , Screenwriter
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976. , Actor
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957 , Actor
Fresnay, Pierre, 1897-1975 , Actor
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Canal+ Image International (Firm) , Distributor
ISBN:
0780020707
OCLC:
81275611
Publisher Number:
037429121924
GRA070 Criterion Collection
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