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La Grande Illusion

To celebrate 75 years since its original release, Jean Renoir’s masterpiece of pacifist cinema has been remastered in a digital restoration.

Set during World War I, La Grande Illusion recounts the experiences of three French prisoners of war and the complex relationships with their German captor Von Rauffenstein (Erich von Stroheim). Sharing bonds of class and tradition, the French and German officers soon realise they have more in common than they had imagined. This powerful indictment of war boasts sensitive performances from its cast and assured direction from Renoir.