STALAG 17 (Billy Wilder, 1953)

Films set in prisoner-of-war camps must contend with the specter of this prison-film subgenre’s masterpiece, Jean Renoir’s La grande illusion (1937), set in a German camp during the First World War. Indeed, Renoir himself discovered this with his later, excellent The Elusive Corporal (1962), which is set in a German prison camp during the Second […]