Le dernier métro = The last metro

Dernier métro (Motion picture : 1980)

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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.

Notes

  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1980.
  • Disc two the supplements: Deleted scene (5 min.); "Les nouveaux rendez-vous" [featurette] (11 min.); "Passez donc me voir" [featurette] (7 min.); Performing "The Last Metro" [featurette] (15 min.); Visualizing "The Last Metro" [featurette] (10 min.); Working with Truffaut: Nestor Almendros [featurette] (28 min.) "Une histoire d'eau" [featurette] (12 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); booklet includes the essay "Truffaut's Changing Times" by Armond White.
  • DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation.
  • In French with optional subtitles in English.

Contents

  • Disc one the movie: Occupation -- Real theater -- Rules and permits -- Performances -- Visitors -- Accepting everything -- Underground -- Smear campaign -- Suspicions -- Crazy ideas -- Plans -- Casting -- Discoveries -- Close call -- Unseen influences -- Fixing things -- Warnings -- Revelations -- Disastrous evening -- Missing -- Opening night -- Backstage -- Reviews -- New thoughts -- Ways out -- Resistance -- Inspection -- Stage design -- Two women -- Connections -- Curtain call -- Color bars (1980) (131 min.); Special features: Commentary [by] Annette Insdorf [optional audio feature]; Commentary [by] Gérard Depardieu and Jean-Pierre Azéma [optional audio feature]
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