Showing as part of the CCW War in Film Series
Monday, 2nd Week, 29 April 2013, 8.00pm
Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College
A small group of French officers struggle to escape their fates as German prisoners during World War I. Filmed in 1937 as Europe fell under the shadow of fascism, Jean Renoir’s masterpiece portrays the transcendence of human relationships against the futility of war.
The War in Film Series is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and movie fans among the wider Oxford University community. Screened in the new Pichette Auditorium at Pembroke College and hosted by the Oxford Changing Character of War Programme, the Series presents outstanding war films that emphasize the human dimension of war: the challenges of leadership, dilemmas of morality and ethics, war and literature, the tragedy of war, and its dark comedy.