• Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

“Le Dernier Métro” (The Last Metro) is a French drama film directed by . 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 (), 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. '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 , Best Supporting Actor for , 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
Produced by
Jean-José Richer
Written by
Suzanne Schiffman
Jean-Claude Grumberg
Starring ,
Music by Georges Delerue
Cinematography Néstor Almendros
Edited by Martine Barraqué
Les Films du Carrosse
Andrea Films
TF1 Films Production
Distributed by Gaumont
United Artists Classics
Release date 17 September 1980
Running time 131 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $23.3 million
3,393,694 admissions (France)

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