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    Added on: 20/8/2002 23:29
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    Last Metro, The (UK)

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    One of Truffaut`s most highly acclaimed and popular films
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 110 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Winning an incredible ten French Academy Awards in 1981, `The Last Metro` is one of Truffaut`s most highly acclaimed and popular films. Starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu in magnetic performances, the story is set in Paris, 1942, during the Nazi occupation of France.
    When Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennet), the Jewish owner of the Montparnasse Theatre, is forced into hiding, his wife and lead actress Marion (Catherine Deneuve) takes over. Desperate to keep both the troupe and Lucas alive she stages a new play, which must be a success to continue. She hires the womanising actor Bernard Granger (Gerard Depardieu) for the lead in their next production. Just as the actors begin their rehearsals, an anti-semetic journalist ensconces himself in the theatre, creating an atmosphere of fear and insecurity. Will he discover Lucas`s hideaway and the political affiliations of the group`s lead actor?

    Truffaut delivers a captivating study of of artists (the actors) struggling against the odds (the Nazis) and a compelling insight into the atmosphere of wartime Paris and the theatre, set against a backdrop of exquisite period detail.

    Special Features:
    Introduction to the film
    Audio commentary
    Original theatrical trailer
    Francois Truffaut collection trailers
    Archival Documentary Material: Francois Truffaut Interviewed upon the film`s release (1980)
    Truffaut and the pleasure of reading (1980)
    The Cesar Awards 1981
    An unreleased scene

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    François Truffaut

    Written By:

    Maurice Risch
    Andréa Ferréol
    Heinz Bennent
    Jean Poiret
    Gérard Depardieu
    Catherine Deneuve

    Soundtrack By:
    Georges Delerue

    Director of Photography:
    Néstor Almendros

    Martine Barraqué

    Costume Designer:
    Lisele Roos

    Production Designer:
    Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko

    François Truffaut

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