THE LAST METRO

A film by François Truffaut

Cast : Jean Poiret, Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu

1980 / drama / France / original title : LE DERNIER METRO / 131’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / French catalog

A story of love and adventure, set in 1942 in Paris, in the theater world during the German Occupation just as the French zone is about to be invaded. Lucas Steiner, a German Jew who took refuge in Paris at the start of Nazism, has had to go into exile once more, leaving his wife Marion to run the prestigious Théâtre Montmartre. Marion struggles to keep the theater afloat.