The Last Metro (Le dernier métro)


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Francois Truffaut
Year: 1980
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama
Cast: Andrea Ferreol, Catherine Deneuve, Christian Baltauss, Gerard Depardieu, Heinz Bennent, Jean Poiret, Jean-Louis Richard, Maurice Risch, Paulette Dubost, René Dupré, Sabine Haudepin
Original Language: French
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 2
Street Date: 24-Mar-09
Runtime (minutes):

SKU: CC1793DDVD Categories: ,


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.

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
* Two audio commentaries: one featuring Annette Insdorf, author of François Truffaut, and one with actor Gérard Depardieu, historian Jean-Pierre Azéma, and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana
* Deleted scene
* French television excerpts of interviews with Truffaut, and actors Catherine Deneuve, Depardieu, and Jean Poiret
* New video interviews with actresses Andréa Ferréol, Sabine Haudepin, and Paulette Dubost, assistant director Alain Tasma, and camera assistants Florent Bazin and Tessa Racine
* A video interview with the celebrated cinematographer Nestor Almendros, detailing his collaborations with Truffaut
* Une histoire d’eau, Truffaut’s 1958 short film co-directed by Jean-Luc Godard
* Theatrical trailer
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Armond White

_New cover by Rodrigo Corral_

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