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The Last Metro is set virtually in its entirety in a crumbling French theatre. During the Nazi occupation, Jewish director Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent) hides in the basement of the theatre, while his wife Marion (Catherine Deneuve) stars in its latest production. Marion is enamored of leading man Bernard Granger (Gerard Depardieu), and he with her, but they resist temptation out of respect to her husband. When she is given a choice between loyalty to her husband and to her countrymen, her dilemma offers two logical solutions--both of which are acted out on stage during the play. This Pirandellian ending aside, The Last Metro is one of the few films to accurately capture the feeling of what it was like to live in Paris under the thumb of the Nazis. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 17, 1980

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko Best Production Design 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Michel Laurent Best Sound 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Catherine Deneuve Best Actress 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Georges Delerue Best Music 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Suzanne Schiffman Best Original Screenplay 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Gérard Depardieu Best Actor 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema François Truffaut Best Original Screenplay 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema François Truffaut Best Director 1980 Winner
French Academy of Cinema François Truffaut Best Picture 1980 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences François Truffaut Best Foreign Language Film 1980 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Néstor Almendros Best Cinematography 1980 Winner

Cast

Catherine Deneuve
as Marion Steiner
Gérard Depardieu
as Bernard Granger
Jean Poiret
as Jean-Loup Cottins
Heinz Bennent
as Lucas Steiner
Andréa Ferréol
as Arlette Guillaume
Paulette Dubost
as Germaine Fabre
Sabine Haudepin
as Nadine Marsac
Jean-Louis Richard
as Daxiat
Maurice Risch
as Raymond Boursier
Jessica Zucman
as Rosette Goldstern
Jean-Pierre Klein
as Christian Leglise
Martine Simonet
as Martine Sénéchal
Marcel Berbert
as Merlin
Pierre Belot
as Hotel Porter
Christian Baltauss
as Bernard's Replacement
Jacob Weizbluth
as Rosen
Franck Pasquier
as Jacquot/Eric
Alain Tasma
as Marc
Ewa Truffaut
as Secretary
Jean-Jose Richer
as Rene Bernardini
Richard Bohringer
as Gestapo Officer
Laszlo Szabo
as Lieutnant Bergen

Crew

François Truffaut
Director
François Truffaut
Producer
François Truffaut
Screenwriter
Suzanne Schiffman
Screenwriter
Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
Art Director
Liselle Roos
Costume Designer
Michel Laurent
Sound/Sound Designer
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