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The Last Metro (1980)
"Le dernier métro" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  19 February 1981 (USA)
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In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

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Jean Poiret ...
Andréa Ferréol ...
Paulette Dubost ...
Germaine Fabre
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Daxiat
Maurice Risch ...
Raymond Boursier
Sabine Haudepin ...
Nadine Marsac
Heinz Bennent ...
Lucas Steiner
Christian Baltauss ...
Bernard's Replacement
Pierre Belot ...
Desk Clerk
René Dupré ...
Valentin
Aude Loring
Alain Tasma ...
Marc
Rose Thiéry ...
Jacquot's Mother / Concierge (as Rose Thierry)
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Storyline

Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew and was compelled to leave the country. His wife Marion, an actress, directs the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive with a new play, and hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. But Lucas is actually hiding in the basement... A film about art and life. Written by Yepok

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A story of love and conflict.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Valentin wishes to makes a film entitled 'Angels of Mercy" (a story about nuns). This is similar to _Les Anges du Péché_ (1943) directed by Robert Bresson. See more »

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In one scene in the cellar, during a conversation between Marion and Lucas, we can see the sound recordist hiding himself in a corner of the cellar. See more »

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Marion Steiner: [during the stage play] At times I feel like I really don't exist.
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Mon amant de Saint-Jean
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Disque Pathé Marconi EMI © 178 15404/5
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an excellent film
14 June 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very well made movie. In particular, acting, writing and direction are superb and it just goes to show you that you don't need car chases and explosions to make a good film.

The movie is set in a theater in occupied France. The main concern through most of the movie is that they will come to take the Jewish husband of Catherine Deneuve who is hiding in the basement.

Gerard Depardieu provides excellent support as well and his decision at the end of the movie caught me a little off guard.

So, for those NOT familiar with the work of Truffault, it is an easy to watch starter--easier to take than some of his earlier work for the uninitiated.


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