The Last Metro

The Last Metro

Directed by François Truffaut • 1980 • France

Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve star as members of a French theater company living under the German occupation during World War II in François Truffaut's gripping, humanist character study. Against all odds, a Jewish theater manager in hiding; a leading man who's in the Resistance; increasingly restrictive Nazi oversight, the troupe believes the show must go on. Equal parts romance, historical tragedy, and even comedy, The Last Metro is Truffaut's ultimate tribute to art overcoming adversity.

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The Last Metro
  • The Last Metro

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1980 • France

    Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve star as members of a French theater company living under the German occupation during World War II in François Truffaut's gripping, humanist character study. Against all odds, a Jewish theater manager in hiding;...

Extras

  • THE LAST METRO Commentary 1

    Recorded in 2008, this commentary features film scholar Annette Insdorf (“François Truffaut; Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust”).

  • THE LAST METRO Commentary 2

    This French-language commentary with actor Gérard Depardieu and historian Jean-Pierre Azema is moderated by Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana.

  • Deleted Scene

    This scene from THE LAST METRO, in which Valentin (René Dupré) visits with Marion (Catherine Deneuve), was removed by François Truffaut just before the film opened because he feared the movie would be too long. It was later reinserted in a 1982 video release.

  • “Les nouveaux rendez-vous”: THE LAST METRO

    Director François Truffaut and actors Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu talk about THE LAST METRO in this excerpted 1980 interview from the French television program “Les nouveaux rendez-vous.”

  • “Passez donc me voir”: THE LAST METRO

    In this excerpt from a 1980 episode of the French television program “Passez donc me voir,” director François Truffaut and actor Jean Poiret discuss their work on THE LAST METRO and their memories of the occupation.

  • Performing THE LAST METRO

    In this 2009 video piece, actors Andréa Ferréol, Paulette Dubost, and Sabine Haudepin, along with actor and second assistant director Alain Tasma, recall the joys and challenges of working on THE LAST METRO.

  • Visualizing THE LAST METRO

    This 2009 video piece features camera assistants Florent Bazin and Tessa Racine talking about what it was like to work with legendary cinematographer Nestor Almendros and about the creation of THE LAST METRO’s striking period visuals.

  • Nestor Almendros on Working with François Truffaut

    The following rare interview with cinematographer Nestor Almendros was conducted in Paris in April 1986. It was excerpted in Rainer Gansera’s 1986 documentary ARBEITEN MIT FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, produced by WDR, but for this edit, Truffaut expert Robert Fischer constructed the interview in full from ...