The Last Metro (Le Dernier Metro)

Le Dernier MetroBBBB

(out of 5)

One of the last great films to come from a giant of European cinema, Francois Truffaut.  is excellent as a famous actress working in a theatre in Nazi-occupied Paris; with her Jewish husband gone, she is left to direct all the productions that the resident theatre company puts on, though only she knows that her husband is actually living in the basement of the building. While he secretly directs all the productions through her notes, the above-boards group have various clashes of personality that threaten their personal working relationships as well as their lives.  co-stars as a new addition to the troupe whose moony feelings for the lovely ladies gets in the way of his professionalism. Beautifully photographed and dripping with both poetic sorrow and vague nostalgia, this lovely film is yet another highlight in the oeuvre of one of the most gifted filmmakers of all time.

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France, 1980

Directed by

Scenario by Francois Truffaut, , Dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman,

Cinematography by

Produced by Francois Truffaut

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection

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Academy Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film (France)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film (France)

New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

National Board Of Review Award
Top Five Foreign Films

Cesar Awards
Best Film
Best Actor (Gerard Depardieu)
Best Actress (Catherine Deneuve)
Best Director (Francois Truffaut)
Best Screenplay, Original or Adaptation
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Editing
Best Music
Best Production Design

Best Supporting Actor (Heinz Bennent)
Best Supporting Actress (Andrea Ferreol)

Boston Film Critics Award
Best Foreign Language Film



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