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La Grande Illusion

The Plough Arts Centre

2 - 6 September 2015

The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HQ · Get directions

Organised by: Plough

Show times:

  • Wednesday 2nd September · 8:00pm
  • Sunday 6th September · 5:00pm

Certificate: U

Format: DCP

Dir: Jean Renoir. France 1937. 114 mins. Subtitled. With: Marcel Dalio, Jean Gabin, Erich Von Stroheim.
During WWI, 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, and are eventually transferred to a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but Marechal and his fellow inmates still want to escape. One of the very first prison escape movies, La Grande Illusion is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. A digital restoration.

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