I get why this is considered one of the best movies of all time: beautifully composed shots, quietly and sparsely gliding camera work, amazing ensemble acting...yes, yes it’s all here. in this age of movies absolutely skewering class warfare (Parasite, Hustlers, The Laundromat) it’s interesting to see a story of people brought together despite class. There are some interesting nationalistic moments as well, and in Grand Illusion I see shades of Orson Welles’ films and Grand Budapest Hotel. I’m sure it’s influenced countless others, but my basic film brain can only know so much.
also Jean Gabin can get it.