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The Last Metro [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1980]

Release Date:03/24/2009
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    Special Features

    • New Audio Commentary by Annette Insdorf, Author of François Truffaut
    • Audio Commentary by Actor Gérard Depardieu, Historian Jean-Pierre Azéma, and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana
    • Deleted Scene
    • French Television exerpts featuring interviews with Truffaut and Actors Catherine Deneuve, Depardieu, and Jean Poiret
    • New video Interviews with Actors Andréa Ferréol, Sabine Haudepin, and Paulette Dubost, second assistant Director Alain Tasma, and Camera Assistants Florent Bazin and Tessa Racine, in which they discuss The Last Metros' ensemble performances and visual style
    • A Video Interview with the celebrated cinematographer Nestor Almendros, detailing his collaborations with Truffaut
    • Une Historic d'eau, a 1958 short film codirected by Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • New and Improved English subtitle translation
    • Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Armond White


    The Last Metro
    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

    Cast & Crew

    • Catherine Deneuve
      Catherine Deneuve - Marion Steiner
    • Jean Poiret
      Jean Poiret - Jean-Loup Cottins
    • Heinz Bennent
      Heinz Bennent - Lucas Steiner
    • Andréa Ferréol
      Andréa Ferréol - Arlette Guillaume
    • Paulette Dubost
      Paulette Dubost - Germaine Fabre

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