Of all the best films that were inspired by World War One, Jean Renoir's La Grand Illusion ranks the highest in any list of all-time great movies. It is also considered the finest anti-war movie ever made. Here are some memorable visual aspects of the classic.
|The Film Showed Worldwide and Generated Many Posters |
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|Prisoner of War Status Did Not Eliminate the Class System|
|Jean Gabin As the Central character, Working-Class Lt. Maréchal, |
Displays an Amazing Range of Emotions
|French Captive Captain de Boeldieu Forms a Congenial Aristocratic Bond with the |
Prison Commandant Captain von Rauffenstein, Played by Otto von Stroheim
|The Cheerful Mood of a Prisoners' Stage Show Is Broken with the Announcement That Fort Douaumont Has Been Recaptured by the French—|
Nationalism Reigns As the Performers Break Out "La Marseillaise!"
|As de Boeldieu Lies Dying, von Rauffenstein Apologizes to Him for Shooting Him During |
the Successful Breakout and Escape by Lts. Maréchal and Rosenthal
|The Stunning Final Scene—Maréchal and Rosenthal Escape into Switzerland|