Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir; France, 1937)
In Renoir’s masterful study of friendship amid the false and barbarous constructs of state, a group of WWI prisoners and their captors find common ground. In this war film without battles, Renoir’s subtle observation is that, even were the senseless divisions of nations to dissolve, those of class might indeed persist.
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