La Grande Illusion (1937)
Cited by director Orson Welles as influence.
the scene of singing La Marseillaise
Arthur and Donna mention the movie.
Tony's girlfriend says that they watched the film the previous night.
Prison escape strategy.
Mentioned in dialogue.
One character is trying to "escape" by climbing over a wall, and another one tells her to "run to Switzerland" (which Gabin and Dalio did at the end of La Grande Illusion)
referenced as one of the films Carl Koch worked on with Jean Renoir
mentioned by Mel
In a scene at a party, a character says, "I hear the Grand Illusion is great if you watch it stoned."
mentioned when Spaak is in prison
"Grand Illusion" is listed in a magazine article.
One of the films on the list
mentioned by Mel Brooks as an example of a great film
A "Grand Illusion" poster hangs in Holden's apartment.
This is the movie that the main character watches in the final scene
While speaking about WWI, the characters mention this movie.
DVD jacket shown in the video library at the beginning of the movie.
The poster is visible in Xavier's house.
pivotal role of the song Frou Frou
Clips are shown
Movie scene from this Movie can be seen here
The couple from Lelouch's segment watch this film at the cinema.
Plays on Television
Footage is shown during "Cause It's French."