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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
6,794
Favs
751
Dislikes
25
Favs/checks
11.1% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
30:1
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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. 5 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. 2 years 10 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). 6 years 3 months ago
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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 #12 in 1930s
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  5. This movie ranks #14 in Taschen 100 All-time favorite movies
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  6. This movie ranks #15 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream is a Genius
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  7. This movie ranks #15 in TimeOut' 100 Best French Films
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  8. This movie ranks #21 in Times' 100 Best French Films
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  9. This movie ranks #23 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  10. This movie ranks #31 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
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  11. This movie ranks #39 in The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema
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  12. This movie ranks #42 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  13. This movie ranks #46 in War
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  14. This movie ranks #68 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
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  15. This movie ranks #75 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  16. This movie ranks #86 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  17. This movie ranks #88 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  18. This movie ranks #93 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  19. This movie ranks #107 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  20. This movie ranks #121 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  21. This movie ranks #125 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  22. This movie ranks #177 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  23. This movie ranks #182 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  24. This movie ranks #238 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  25. This movie ranks #354 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  26. This movie ranks #371 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  27. This movie ranks #395 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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