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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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Director:
Writers:
François Truffaut (scenario) &
Suzanne Schiffman (scenario) ...
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Release Date:
19 February 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A story of love and conflict.
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
an excellent film See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
131 min | France:133 min (director's cut)
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Color:
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Lucas talks to Marion about a play he saw in London, he is alluding to Patrick Hamilton's "Gaslight", which was twice made into a movie, by Thorold Dickinson in 1940, and by George Cukor in 1944.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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 Jud Süß (1940)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mon amant de Saint-JeanSee more »

FAQ

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
an excellent film, 14 June 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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