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Uniform Title Dernier métro (Motion picture : 1980)
Title Le dernier métro [videorecording] = The last metro / Les Films du carrosse ; Sedif S.A. ; T.F. 1 ; Société française de production ; script by François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman ; dialogue by François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Claude Grumberg ; directed by François Truffaut.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F DER    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 462
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 462.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features: Disc one: New audio commentary by Annette Insdorf, author of François Truffaut; audio commentary by actor Gérard Depardieu, historian Jean-Pierre Azéma, and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana. Disc two: Deleted scene; French television excerpts featuring interviews with Truffaut and actors Catherine Deneuve, Depardieu, and Jean Poiret; new video interviews with actors Andréa Ferréol, Sabine Haudepin, and Paulette Dubost, second assistant director Alain Tasma, and camera assistants Florent Bazin and Tessa Racine, in which they discuss The last metro's ensemble performances and visual style; a video interview with the celebrated cinematographer Nestor Almendros, detailing his collaborations with Truffaut; "Une histoire d'eau," a 1958 short film by Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard; theatrical trailer. A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Armond White.
Credits Cinematographer, Nestor Almendros ; editor, Martine Barraqué ; music, Georges Delerue.
Cast Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol, Paulette Dubost, Jean-Louis Richard, Sabine Haudepin, Maurice Risch, Heinz Bennent.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1); Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue with English subtitles (new and improved translation).
Subject Jewish men -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Actresses -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Drama.
Theater -- Production and direction -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Theatrical companies -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Theater and the war -- Drama.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films
War films
Added Author Truffaut, François. Screenwriter. Director.
Schiffman, Suzanne. Screenwriter.
Grumberg, Jean-Claude, 1939- Screenwriter.
Depardieu, Gérard, 1948- Actor.
Deneuve, Catherine, 1943- Actor.
Poiret, Jean, 1926- Actor.
Ferréol, Andréa, 1947-
Dubost, Paulette.
Richard, Jean-Louis.
Haudepin, Sabine, 1955-
Risch, Maurice, 1943-
Bennent, Heinz.
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992.
Films du carrosse (Firm)
Société nationale télévision française 1.
Société française de production.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Last metro
ISBN 9781604651201
Standard No. 715515042215
Music No. CC1793D Criterion Collection

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