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The Last Metro (1980)

Le dernier métro (original title)
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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-Loup Cottins
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Arlette Guillaume
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Germaine Fabre
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Christian Baltauss ...
Bernard's Replacement
Pierre Belot ...
Desk Clerk
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Valentin
Aude Loring
Alain Tasma ...
Marc
Rose Thiéry ...
Jacquot's Mother / Concierge (as Rose Thierry)
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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. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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In his Chicago Sun-Times review, Roger Ebert wrote that the character of Daxiat, the collaborationist critic, "is such an evil monster that he must surely be inspired by someone Truffaut knows". He is partly based on the critic Alain Laubreaux (1899-1968), who wrote for the anti-Semitic journal "Je suis partout". The scene where Bernard (Gérard Depardieu) gives him a beating is inspired by an incident when Jean Marais punched Laubreaux. 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 »

Quotes

Raymond Boursier: [Yelling at Nadine as she gets out of a Nazi jeep] Not only are you late, you showed up with the Jerries. Jean-Loup will be pissed.
Nadine Marsac: What do you want? I was at a dubbing session. We worked late. They offered me a ride.
Raymond Boursier: Nothing stops you, If they had offered you a part in 'Jew Süss' you'd have taken it.
Nadine Marsac: And how! But they didn't have a role for a French girl.
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References La symphonie fantastique (1942) See more »

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Prière à Zumba
Written by Agustín Lara (as A. Lara), Jacques Larue
(Editions F. Day)
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Lucas et Bernard
7 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Truffaut does a better job of drawing the torn loyalties of a woman in love than any other film-maker I know, including women. Both "Jules et Jim" feature love triangles between a woman and two men. While Catherine in the more famous earlier work is a wildly bewitching girl, Deneuve's Marion is a beautifully mature stoic, even when her Jewish husband Lucas, hiding out in the cellar, vents his understandable spleen about his isolation on her, driving her into the arms of Bernard, her young leading actor. I cannot understand what another commentator said about the movie not letting the viewer in. It does - and how much more than anything from Hollywood! It's just that it's a film made for audiences with a modicum of experience in life and love. But for those, it's got it all. A plot that literally kept me on the edge of my seat for the last half-hour; splendid performances not only from Deneuve and young Depardieu but also from the craggily handsome German actor Heinz Bennent as Lucas, and the supporting cast; laugh-out-loud funny moments, gooily romantic moments, spine-chilling moments of fright. A declaration of love to women and the theatre. I give it a ten.


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