Jean Renoir’s La Grande Illusion is a poetic and poignant meditation on class, the nature of war and the death of the old European order. An aristocrat, a mechanic and a wealthy Jewish banker are all thrown together, despite their vastly different backgrounds, as prisoners of the Germans in World War I. Separated by a successful escape, they are recaptured and reunited in an imposing fortress.
- Introduction by Jean Renoir
- Introduction by Ginette Vincendeau
- 2 Shorts by Jean Renoir