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The Last Metro

Le dernier métro

Directed by François Truffaut
France, 1980
Drama, Romance, War


Paris, 1942. Marion, the wife of a Jewish theater director, takes the reins of their latest production. Her co-star on stage, Bernard, is a member of the Resistance. As the two grow closer, their relationship tests Marion’s ambivalent feelings about the Nazis, and the stability of her marriage.

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The Last Metro Directed by François Truffaut

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1981 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

National Board of Review

1981 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

César Awards

1981 | 10 wins including: Best Film

1981 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

Critics reviews

Truffaut’s timeless political, emotional, and technical virtuosity is on full display in The Last Metro, which dominated the 1981 César Awards, as he dissects German-occupied France’s submerged agony with tight pans and quick cuts that reveal a world dense with duplicitous and furtive activity.
May 20, 2015
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