Rialto Pictures

Orson Welles said of this undisputed masterpiece, "If I had to save one film in the world, it would Grand Illusion." During World War I, two French soldiers — an aristocrat (Pierre Fresnay) and a mechanic (Jean Gabin) — are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress commanded by Captaine von Rauffenstein (Erich von Stroheim).



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$7 general public; $6 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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