[Crap I skipped this script by mistake. My apologies.]
[Quick Summary: At the end of WWI, a group of French officers try to escape a German POW camp.]
I know this is a classic, but I had a hard time getting into the story.
This really isn't a war film. It's more about the relationships between men despite their nationalities, & the aristocratic soldier vs. modern warfare.
Why didn't I like it?
I guess because I found it hard to connect, except for a few small moments.
ex. When Marechal the mechanic escapes, he knocks on the home of single mother Elsa & asks for shelter. It's realistic how touch-&-go that situation could be, but he earns her trust.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: Sometimes films go over my head. And that's ok.
La Grande Illusion
by Jean Renoir & Charles Spaak
Masterworks of the French Cinema, edited by John Weightman (1974)