CreatorJanus Films ; MK2 Marin Karmitz ; une production Les Films du Carrosse, Sedif S.A., T.F. 1, Société française de production ; scénario de François Truffaut et Suzanne Schiffman ; dialogue de François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Claude Grumberg ; mise en scène, François Truffaut
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.
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.
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