The Last Metro

The Last Metro

Catherine Deneuve
Director: François Truffaut Cast: Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
, Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
, Jean Poiret
Jean Poiret
François Truffaut


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The Last Metro is set virtually in its entirety in a crumbling French theatre. During the Nazi occupation, Jewish director Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent) hides in the basement of the theatre, while his wife Marion (Catherine Deneuve) stars in its latest production. Marion is enamored of leading man Bernard Granger (Gerard Depardieu), and he with her, but they resist temptation out of respect to her husband. When she is given a choice between loyalty to her husband and to her countrymen, her dilemma offers two logical solutions--both of which are acted out on stage during the play. This Pirandellian ending aside, The Last Metro is one of the few films to accurately capture the feeling of what it was like to live in Paris under the thumb of the Nazis.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
UPC: 0715515042314
Original Release: 1980
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 13,758

Special Features

New Audio Commentary by Annette Insdorf, Author of François Truffaut; Audio Commentary by Actor Gérard Depardieu, Historian Jean-Pierre Azéma, and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana ; Deleted Scene; French Television exerpts featuring interviews with Truffaut and Actors Catherine Deneuve, Depardieu, and Jean Poiret; New video Interviews with Actors Andréa Ferréol, Sabine Haudepin, and Paulette Dubost, second assistant Director Alain Tasma, and Camera Assistants Florent Bazin and Tessa Racine, in which they discuss The Last Metros' ensemble performances and visual style; A Video Interview with the celebrated cinematographer Nestor Almendros, detailing his collaborations with Truffaut; Une Historic d'eau, a 1958 short film codirected by Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard; Theatrical Trailer; New and Improved English subtitle translation; Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Armond White

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Deneuve Marion Steiner
Gérard Depardieu Bernard Granger
Jean Poiret Jean-Loup Cottins
Heinz Bennent Lucas Steiner
Andréa Ferréol Arlette Guillaume
Paulette Dubost Germaine Fabre
Sabine Haudepin Nadine Marsac
Jean-Louis Richard Daxiat
Maurice Risch Raymond Boursier
Christian Baltauss Bernard's Replacement
Pierre Belot Hotel Porter
René Dupré M. Valentin
Martine Simonet Martine Sénéchal
Alain Tasma Marc
Rose Thiéry Jacquot's Mother
Jacob Weizbluth Rosen
Jean-Pierre Klein Christian Leglise
Franck Pasquier Jacquot/Eric
Jean-Jose Richer Rene Bernardini
Laszlo Szabo Lieutnant Bergen
Jessica Zucman Rosette Goldstern
Marcel Berbert Merlin
Richard Bohringer Gestapo Officer
Renata Greta Borg
Ewa Truffaut Secretary

Technical Credits
François Truffaut Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Nestor Almendros Cinematographer
Martine Barraqué-Curie Editor
Marie-Aimée Debril Editor
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Jean-Claude Grumberg Screenwriter
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko Art Director
Michel Laurent Sound/Sound Designer
Liselle Roos Costumes/Costume Designer
Suzanne Schiffman Screenwriter

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