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A.k.a.
The Grand Illusion
Year
1937
Runtime
113 min.
Director
Jean Renoir
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
26,368
Checks
7,550
Favs
833
Dislikes
33
Favs/checks
11.0% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
25:1
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  1. daisyaday's avatar

    daisyaday

    I read somewhere that the little girl who played Lotte died from flu before the movie was released. I hope her family got to see it. Powerful film. 8 years 10 months ago
  2. radoslav1948's avatar

    radoslav1948

    One of the first true anti-war movies in European cinematic history. It studies various themes like: the relationship between different classes of society in war, the factor of being a human in animalistic times and the urge to find soul compatriot when times are tough. Jean Gabin gives us a powerful and manly performance in the leading part, that gives him a nice start in his great career. 5 years 11 months ago
  3. vladdy's avatar

    vladdy

    I love this movie. It's one of those that moves me for reasons I really don't understand. A really beautiful movie, and my favorite Renoir (so far--only seen a handful). 9 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in The Criterion Collection
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  2. This movie ranks #7 in François Truffaut's The Films in My Life
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  3. This movie ranks #9 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  4. This movie ranks #10 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #14 in Time Out's The 100 Best French Films
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  6. This movie ranks #14 in Taschen's 100 All-Time Favorite Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #15 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream Is a Genius
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  8. This movie ranks #21 in The Times's 100 Best French Films
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  9. This movie ranks #27 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
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  10. This movie ranks #31 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
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  11. This movie ranks #39 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
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  12. This movie ranks #44 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  13. This movie ranks #45 in IMDb's War Top 50
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  14. This movie ranks #64 in Arts & Faith's Top 100 Films
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  15. This movie ranks #68 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  16. This movie ranks #68 in Cahiers du Cinéma's 100 Films for an Ideal Cinematheque
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  17. This movie ranks #87 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  18. This movie ranks #89 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  19. This movie ranks #93 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
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  20. This movie ranks #107 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  21. This movie ranks #121 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  22. This movie ranks #125 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  23. This movie ranks #177 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  24. This movie ranks #186 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  25. This movie ranks #238 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  26. This movie ranks #344 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  27. This movie ranks #367 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  28. This movie ranks #395 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  29. This movie ranks #403 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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