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Three great war films

November 07, 2011
  • Vittorio De Sica in Il Generale della Rovere.
Vittorio De Sica in Il Generale della Rovere.

"Grand Illusion"

Jean Renoir's 1937 antiwar film set in a World War I POW camp was the first foreign production to earn a best film Oscar nomination.

"Il Generale della Rovere"

Roberto Rossellini directed this award-winning 1959 World War II drama starring famed Italian director Vittorio De Sica as a con man arrested by the Gestapo.

"War and Peace"

Sergei Bondarchuk's epic adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel won the 1968 best foreign film Oscar.

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