LA GRANDE ILLUSION
by Jean Renoir (France, 1937, 1h54)
starring Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio, Dita Parlo, Julien Carette, Gaston Modot
During the First World War, two officers are brought down with their aircraft behind German lines. Taken to a prisoner-of-war camp, they are soon adopted by their companions in adversity who are preparing an escape plan. But before achieving their goal, they are transferred to a fortress prison where their escape will be more difficult.