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

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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) &
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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:
i really liked this one See more (35 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 »

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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
i really liked this one, 10 January 2004
Author: snucker

this film is excellent. it's a quiet film where the plot moves slowly, but it doesn't matter. it takes place during the occupation of france of world war II. i don't know how truffaut can do this, he makes films that on paper sound melodramatic and silly, but are feel truly real and sincere without being overly depressing. and this is one of them. i don't know a lot about the german occupation of france during WWII, but its presence is certainly in the film you marion buying an expensive ham under the black market, the blackouts, the talks of hiding in subways and the oppressive and communual presence of the germans. but it's not the focal point of the film. it's about people trying to live normally under stressful situations. their lives are not centered around the war, but around surviving with what they value (their theatre) intact.

it's thoughtful enough to not type-cast its characters based on how they feel about the war and their political positions. a lot of the characters are pragmatic about their situation, such as the director of the play (jean-loup is his name i think) who opposes the germans, but is willing to consider selling the theatre to Daxiat (a powerful pro-german journalist)to save it. all of the crew dislike Daxiat, but treat him with relative respect so that they can keep their theatre running. Daxiat isn't painted as a completely horrible enemy, but was a man who really looked out for the best interests of the theatre company despite the fact that his political views were opposite of those he admired in the theatre company. the people in this film felt real, cuz ideally, we'd all like to think that when faced with oppression from an outside force, we'd be kicking and screaming all the way until we're free of oppression. but in reality, most of us would probably make compromises and do things against our principles to keep what is most important to us (in this case, it's the theatre and its company for the characters here)

in a way, the film reminded me of wong kar wai's in the mood for love in terms of what it does with its characters. it progresses steadily without a lot of major plot points, and it lets you get to know the characters and let them be real, so you never feel bored at how slow things progress. the characters are well written and well acted so that you care deeply about them.

*comments on the ending up ahead*

there is very little that feels staged and over dramatic, and the outcome seems to progress beautifully and quietly. and i don't know what it is about the ending, but i felt strangely uplifted when the credits rolled.

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