Win La Grande Illusion: 75th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate the release of Jean Renoir’s LA GRANDE ILLUSION, out now on Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve got 3 copies of the beautiful new 75th Anniversary Edition DVD to give away courtesy of StudioCanal. La Grande Illusion continues to be one of the greatest deconstructions of war ever committed to the screen and is a poetic and poignant meditation on class, the nature of conflict and the death of the old European order.

Aristocratic Captain de Boeldieu (Pierre Fresnay), mechanic Lieutenant Marechal (Jean Gabin) and wealthy Jewish banker Rosenthal (Marcel Dalio) are all thrown together, despite their vastly different backgrounds, as prisoners of the Germans in World War I. Separated by a successful escape, they are recaptured and reunited in an imposing fortress commanded by German aristocrat Van Rauffenstein (Erich Von Stroheim). Boeldieu and Rauffenstein strike up a friendship that reflects their belonging to a cultural and social elite that they both know is on the way out. However this rapport soon confuses loyalties and threatens Boeldieu’s allegiances to the others, with tragic consequences.

To be in with a chance of winning just tell us who directed La Grande Illusion?

a) François Truffaut

b) Jean Renoir

c) Michael Bay

If you think you know just email your answer to alex@frontrowreviews.co.uk. Good luck!

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