La Grande Illusion Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Gabin, Erich Von Stroheim, Pierre Fresnay, Dita Parlo, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette, Jean Dasté

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LA GRANDE ILLUSION is a french movie directed in 1937 by Jean Renoir.

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The period is WWI. Two french officers, Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay, a blue collar and an aristocrat, are captured by the german army and sent into a prisoner camp. After having tried several times to escape, they are finally jailed in a military fort under Erich Von Stroheim's surveillance. Pierre Fresnay and Von Stroheim develop a mutual friendly esteem while Jean Gabin is still thinking about a way to escape.

A masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   WW I War story:    -   escaping behind enemy lines POW movie?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   military pilot Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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