Dir. François Truffaut, 1980, 131 min
With Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret
In French with English subtitles
Winner of Ten César Awards
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 (Le dernier métro) is Truffaut’s ultimate tribute to art overcoming adversity.
Richard Peña: “Amidst an atmosphere of suspicion, treachery, and Gestapo raids, all while hiding the leading lady’s Jewish husband in the basement, Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu give two of their finest performances.”
“The Last Metro” is a dazzlingly subversive work.” – The New York Times
“The entire cast is splendid” – The New York Times