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Film Series: La Grande illusion

Dept. of French and Francophone Studies Free Film Series
When Jan 27, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where 101 Chambers
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Film Series: La Grande illusionDept. of French and Francophone Studies Free Film SeriesDept. of French and Francophone Studies Free Film Series

Jean Renoir's classic 1937 film about a group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu (Pierre Fresnay) and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal (Jean Gabin), grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp. When the men are transferred to a high-security fortress, they must concoct a plan to escape beneath the watchful eye of aristocratic German officer von Rauffenstein (Erich von Stroheim), who has formed an unexpected bond with de Boeldieu.