The Last Metro Movie Review 1980

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Truffaut's alternately gripping and touching drama about a theatre company in Nazi-occupied Paris. In 1942, Lucas Steiner (Bennent) is a successful Jewish theatre director who is forced into hiding. He turns the running of the theatre over to his wife, Marion (the always exquisite Deneuve), who must contend with a pro-Nazi theatre critic (Richard) and her growing attraction to the company's leading man (Depardieu), who is secretly working with the Resistance. In French with English subtitles.

Distribution

Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1399 S. Roxbury, Los Angeles, CA 90035, Phone: (310)553-9036, Toll-free: 800-900-9036, Fax: (310)553-4521, Email: information@wiesenthal.net, URL: http://www.wiesenthal.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
World War II, Judaism, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, The Holocaust, Showbiz Dramas, France, Paris, The Resistance
Screenplay
Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Claude Grumberg
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Heinz Bennent, Jean-Louis Richard, Jean Poiret, Andrea Ferreol, Paulette Dubost, Sabine Haudepin, Maurice Risch, Jean-Pierre Klein, Martine Simonet, Franck Pasquier, Jean-Jose Richer, Laszlo Szabo, Jessica Zucman
Cinematography
Nestor Almendros
Director
Francois Truffaut
Music
Georges Delerue
Producer
Roissy, Francois Truffaut

Awards

Cesar 1981: Actor (Depardieu), Actress (Deneuve), Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Director (Truffaut), Film, Sound, Writing, Score.

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