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Le Caporal Epinglé

  • Film

Time Out says

A deceptively slight tale of the attempts by three Frenchmen to escape from a Nazi prison camp during World War II, this late addition to Renoir's impressively wide-ranging oeuvre is nevertheless suffused with the same warm and generous humanism as the great Règle du Jeu or Grande Illusion. Though the whole thing is played as a comedy, the scenes in the prison camp display Renoir's characteristically sharp eye for regional and class differences, even under the yoke of common suffering. The final parting on the bridge in Paris is a scene which will ring loud and true for anyone with the slightest sense of the value of freedom and friendship.
Written by NF

Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jean Renoir
  • Screenwriter:Jean Renoir, Guy Lefranc
  • Cast:
    • Jean-Pierre Cassel
    • Claude Brasseur
    • Claude Rich
    • OE Hasse
    • Jean Carmet
    • Mario David
    • Jacques Jouanneau
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