Grand Illusion

Grand Illusion ★★★★½

This was quite a good movie. The first half I didn’t entirely understand at first but then the magnificent second half rolled around. This is definitely a film I will rewatch in the near future. A really cool escape film for sure. This showed me that I need to watch more Renoir films, I've only seen this and Rules of the Game and both were superb films. The main reason that I’m not giving this 5 stars is just that some parts of the film just felt a little off to me. I could 100% see this being a 5 star on a rewatch however. This is for sure up there as one of the greatest escape films of all time and is probably the second best WW1 film of all time behind Lawrence of Arabia. So yeah great film and will join the list of the 100 greatest films I’ve seen.