“Le Dernier Métro” (The Last Metro) is a French drama film directed by François Truffaut. The film is set in Paris during the Nazi occupation of France and revolves around the story of a theater company that continues to perform despite the difficult circumstances. The main plotline follows the relationship between the director of the theater, Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent), who is in hiding, and his wife, Marion (Catherine Deneuve), who takes over the management of the theater in his absence. As the theater company prepares for its next production, tensions rise and secrets are revealed.
“Le Dernier Métro” received critical acclaim and is considered one of Truffaut's best films. The film was praised for its intelligent and nuanced portrayal of life during the occupation, as well as its superb performances. Catherine Deneuve's portrayal of Marion was particularly noted for its complexity and depth, as she struggles to keep the theater running while also dealing with her own personal conflicts. The film was also praised for its beautiful cinematography and the use of light and shadow to convey mood and atmosphere.
“Le Dernier Métro” won ten César Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Catherine Deneuve, Best Supporting Actor for Jean Poiret, and Best Cinematography. The film also won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 1981 BAFTA Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
|Directed by||François Truffaut|
|Produced by||François Truffaut
|Written by||François Truffaut
|Music by||Georges Delerue|
|Edited by||Martine Barraqué|
|Les Films du Carrosse
TF1 Films Production
United Artists Classics
|Release date||17 September 1980|
|Running time||131 minutes|
|Box office||$23.3 million
3,393,694 admissions (France)