La Grand Illusion ยท 1937

Selected by Ken as the 26th pick

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IMDb8.1Rotten Tomatoes97%Metacritic
Runtime113 min
RatingNot Rated
LanguageFrench, German, English, Russian
Box Office$172,885
During 1st WW, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, as Rosenthal, son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but Marechal and Rosenthal still want to escape...