© Jean-Pierre Fizet
Set in Paris in 1942, Truffaut’s stirring tribute to the Resistance and to theatre is Deneuve’s first pairing with Gérard Depardieu. Marion takes over the theatre managed by her German-Jewish husband after he goes into hiding. She hires Bernard (Depardieu) as the star of her new production, and as rehearsals proceed, an attraction grows between them. A calm, powerful film about love, drama and the place of art and performance in war time. Le Dernier métro was nominated for the Academy Awards and awarded ten Césars in 1981.
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