Film Classics in 35mm! Imported Print!
aka THE VANISHING CORPORAL; LE CAPORAL ÉPINGLÉ
France | 1962 | Jean Renoir
The final theatrical film by the great Jean Renoir has similarities to his 1937 masterpiece Grand Illusion. Set, like that earlier movie, in a German POW camp (but during WWII, not WWI), this humanist comedy focuses on a charming French army officer (Jean-Pierre Cassel) who, with the help of a colorful cross-section of working-class campmates, repeatedly attempts to escape. “Wry, touching and entertaining.” –Holt Foreign Film Guide. Imported print courtesy of the Institut Français. Approx. 108 min.
Special event pricing $14; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $11. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.
Presented with generous support from the Consulat Général de France, Chicago. Special thanks to Eric Di Bernardo, Amélie Garin-Davet, and Laurence Geannopulos.
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