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Grand Illusion (1937)
A captured French officer (Pierrre Fresnay) finds he has more in common with the German commandant of a prison camp (the unforgettable Erich von Stroheim) than with his working-class fellow countrymen. This masterpiece from Jean Renoir about class and honor is both heartbreaking and hopeful. Simply one of the greatest films ever made.
Simply one of the greatest films ever made.