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Le captaine von Rauffenstein (Character)
from La Grande Illusion (1937)

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La Grande Illusion -- During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

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Alternate Names:
L'ordonnance de von Rauffenstein


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  1. La Grande Illusion (1937) Played by Erich von Stroheim / Carl Koch (as L'ordonnance de von Rauffenstein)
    ... aka "La grande illusion" - France (original title)
    ... aka "Grand Illusion" - Australia (video box title), USA

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From La Grande Illusion (1937)
Capt. de Boeldieu: May I ask you a question?
Capt. von Rauffenstein: Of course.
Capt. de Boeldieu: Why did you make an exception of me by inviting me here?
Capt. von Rauffenstein: Because your name is Boeldieu, career officer in the French Army. And I am Rauffenstein, career officer in the Imperial German Army.
Capt. de Boeldieu: But my comrades are officers as well.
Capt. von Rauffenstein: A 'Maréchal' and 'Rosenthal,' officers?
Capt. de Boeldieu: They're fine soldiers.
Capt. von Rauffenstein: Charming legacy of the French Revolution.
Capt. de Boeldieu: Neither you nor I can stop the march of time.
Capt. von Rauffenstein: Boldieu, I don't know who will win this war, but whatever the outcome, it will mean the end of the Rauffensteins and the Boeldieus.
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