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Le Dernier Métro [videorecording]: Last Metro

Janus Films ; MK2 Marin Karmitz ; une production Les Films du Carrosse ; Sedif S.A., T.F. 1, Société française de production ; scénario de François Truffaut et Suzanne Schiffman ; dialogue de François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Claude Grumberg ; mise en scène, François Truffaut
Format
Video; Book; DVD
Summary
Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew who feels compelled to leave the country in order to survive the German occupation during WWII. His wife Marion is an actress and a member of the Resistance who goes on to direct the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive by rehearsing a new play. She hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. The troupe believes that the show must go on no matter the circumstances. But Lucas never left the country, he is actually hiding in the basement.
Director
François Truffaut
Performers
Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol, Paulette Dubost, Jean-Louis Richard, Sabine Haudepin, Maurice Risch, Heinz Bennent.
Release Date
1980
Run Time
131 min.
Language
In French with optional subtitles in English
Rating
MPAA Rating: Rated PG
Notes
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1980.
  • Disc two the supplements: Deleted scene (5 min.); "Les nouveaux rendez-vous" [featurette] (11 min.); "Passez donc me voir" [featurette] (7 min.); Performing "The Last Metro" [featurette] (15 min.); Visualizing "The Last Metro" [featurette] (10 min.); Working with Truffaut: Nestor Almendros [featurette] (28 min.) "Une histoire d'eau" [featurette] (12 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); booklet includes the essay "Truffaut's Changing Times" by Armond White.
Uniform Title
Dernier Métro (Motion Picture : 1980)
Variant Title
Last metro
Title on container: The last metro a film by François Truffaut
Related Title
Histoire d'eau.
Awards Note
Winner, 1981 César Awards, France: Meilleur son (Best Sound): Michel Laurent; Meilleurs décors (Best Production Design): Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko; Meilleure musique (Best Music Written for a Film): Georges Delerue; Meilleur montage (Best Editing): Martine Barraqué; Meilleur scénario, original ou adaptation (Best Writing-Original or Adaptation): François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman; Meilleure photographie (Best Cinematography): Néstor Almendros; Meilleur acteur (Best Actor): Gérard Depardieu; Meilleure actrice (Best Actress): Catherine Deneuve; Meilleur réalisateur (Best Director): François Truffaut; Meilleur film (Best Film): François Truffaut.
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 462
Criterion collection 462
Contents
  • Disc one the movie: Occupation
  • Real theater
  • Rules and permits
  • Performances
  • Visitors
  • Accepting everything
  • Underground
  • Smear campaign
  • Suspicions
  • Crazy ideas
  • Plans
  • Casting
  • Discoveries
  • Close call
  • Unseen influences
  • Fixing things
  • Warnings
  • Revelations
  • Disastrous evening
  • Missing
  • Opening night
  • Backstage
  • Reviews
  • New thoughts
  • Ways out
  • Resistance
  • Inspection
  • Stage design
  • Two women
  • Connections
  • Curtain call
  • Color bars (1980) (131 min.); Special features: Commentary [by] Annette Insdorf [optional audio feature]; Commentary [by] Gérard Depardieu and Jean-Pierre Azéma [optional audio feature].
ISBN
1604651202, 9781604651201
Credits
Image [cinematographer], Nestor Almendros ; montage [editor], Martine Barraqué ; musique, Georges Delerue ; décors [production design], Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko ; costumes, Lisele Roos.
Published
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Publisher no.
CC1793D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews:
Description
2 videodiscs (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation.
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