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Hillsborough Classic Film Society”Grand Illusion” (France, 1937)

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

On February 9 the Hillsborough Classic Film Society will present Grand Illusion (1937).

Synopsis: A group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu (Pierre Fresnay) and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal (Jean Gabin), grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp. When the men are transferred to a high-security fortress, they must concoct a plan to escape beneath the watchful eye of aristocratic German officer von Rauffenstein (Erich von Stroheim), who has formed an unexpected bond with de Boeldieu.

The movie will be introduced by Max Owre of UNC, and Max will lead the discussion afterwards.

$Free, 3 pm, Hillsborough Public Library.

For other information, including the remaining 2019-2020 schedule, go to www.hillsboroughclassicfilms.com, or contact Gail at gcorrado@aol.com.