Dreaming of a single human family united in peace

Dreaming of a single human family united in peace A still from the 1937 French classic 'La Grande Illusion', which the Vatican selected for it’s 1995 list of significant films.
Released in 1937 and directed by Jean Renoir, the talented son of a great French painter, La Grande Illusion set itself deliberately against the trend toward jingoism present in 1930s Europe. Set during WWI, it tells the story of French prisoners of war who continually try to escape from German camps; and about the German…
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