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The Last Metro (1980) More at IMDbPro »Le dernier métro (original title)

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The Last Metro -- Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve star as members of a French theater company living under the German occupation during World War II in François Truffaut's gripping, humanist character study. Against all odds--a Jewish theater manager in hiding; a leading man who's in the Resistance; increasingly restrictive Nazi oversight--the troupe believes the show must go on.
The Last Metro -- 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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Release Date:
19 February 1981 (USA) See more »
A story of love and conflict.
In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Catherine Deneuve ... Marion Steiner

Gérard Depardieu ... Bernard Granger
Jean Poiret ... Jean-Loup Cottins

Andréa Ferréol ... Arlette Guillaume

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)
Jacob Weizbluth ... Rosen
Jean-Pierre Klein ... Christian Leglise
Renata Flores ... Greta Borg (as Rénata)
Marcel Berbert ... Merlin
Hénia Suchar ... Yvonne the Chambermaid (as Hénia Ziv)
László Szabó ... Lieutnant Bergen (as Laszlo Szabo)
Martine Simonet ... Martine, the thief
Jean-José Richer ... Rene Bernardini
Jessica Zucman ... Rosette Goldstern

Richard Bohringer ... Gestapo Officer
Franck Pasquier ... Jacquôt (as Le petit Franck Pasquier)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Abeillé ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Alexandre Aumont ... 1st Nurse (uncredited)
Marie-Dominique Henry ... (uncredited)
Philippe Vesque ... (uncredited)

Directed by
François Truffaut 
Writing credits
François Truffaut (scenario) &
Suzanne Schiffman (scenario)

François Truffaut (dialogue) &
Suzanne Schiffman (dialogue) and
Jean-Claude Grumberg (dialogue)

Produced by
François Truffaut .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros  (as Nestor Almendros)
Film Editing by
Martine Barraqué 
Production Design by
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko 
Costume Design by
Lisele Roos 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... key hair stylist
Didier Lavergne .... key makeup artist
Nadine Leroy .... hair stylist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist (as Thi Loan N'Guyen)
Françoise Ben Soussan .... makeup artist (as Françoise Ben Soussan)
Production Management
Jean-Louis Godfroy .... unit manager
Jean-José Richer .... production manager
Roland Thénot .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Suzanne Schiffman .... assistant director
Art Department
Pierre Gompertz .... assistant production designer
Roland Jacob .... assistant production designer
Jacques Leguillon .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Daniel Couteau .... sound effects
Michel Laurent .... sound
Jacques Maumont .... sound mixer
Michel Mellier .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Florent Bazin .... assistant camera
Gérard Bougeant .... grip
Jean-Pierre Fizet .... photographer
Charlie Freess .... key grip
Jacques Frejabue .... grip (as Jacques Fréjabue)
Jean-Claude Gasché .... chief electrician
Emilio Pacull .... assistant camera (as Emilio Pacull-Latorre)
Tessa Racine .... assistant camera
André Seybald .... electrician
Serge Valézy .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edwige Cherel .... assistant wardrobe designer
Christiane Fageol .... assistant wardrobe designer (as Christiane Aumand-Fageol)
Françoise Poillot .... assistant wardrobe designer
Editorial Department
Marie-Aimée Debril .... assistant editor
Jean-François Giré .... assistant editor
Other crew
Henry Dutrannoy .... production administrator
Christine Pellé .... script supervisor
Brigitte Faure .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gilles Loutfi .... trainee (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le dernier métro" - France (original title)
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131 min | France:133 min (director's cut)
Color (Fujicolor)
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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 »
Anachronisms: When Granger talks about his bike being stolen, he mentions the license plate number: 813 HK 45 (in the original version to the least). This number belongs to a system that was introduced in France in 1950 only, which did not even concern bicycles.See more »
Marion Steiner:It takes two to love, as it takes two to hate. And I will keep loving you, in spite of yourself. My heart beats faster when I think of you. Nothing else matters.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Uncle Kruger (1941)See more »
Cantique: Pitié mon DieuSee more »


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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A human movie, 27 August 2003
Author: valadas from Portugal

An almost banal story about normal people which by its naturalness attains a truly remarkable human greatness. Against the background of nazi occupation of Paris with its whole train of treasons, pusillanimities, courage, resistance, collusions and collaboration with the enemy, indignities and oppression, a theatrical company staged underground by its director who is secretly hidden because he's Jewish, puts on the stage a play about love also repressed, a play however which resounds as a freedom although smothered shout in the darkness enveloping France and Europe by then. The acting performance of Depardieu and Deneuve is brilliant as usual although very simple and natural. Besides that, Deneuve is indeed one of the most beautiful movie stars we have ever seen. This movie is also a hymn to the theatre as free expression since ancient Greece, living through the love of those who devote themselves to it, very often with abnegation and in adverse conditions. It must by all means be seen because, in spite of all, it makes us believe in human virtues which keep pace here with the theatrical actors' talent.

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