The Last Metro

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Once the Prince Charming of the French cinema, Truffaut latterly carried his talent for crowd-pleasing to the brink of turning into an Ugly Sister. Watching this smugly hermetic tale of the artistic pangs suffered by a French theatre company under the German Occupation in World War II, you would never guess that films like The Sorrow and the Pity and Lacombe Lucien had irretrievably lifted the lid off those years. Playing for cute nostalgia, Truffaut lets the realities go to hell.

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 131 mins

Cast and crew

Director: François Truffaut
Screenwriter: François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman
Cast: Jean Poiret
Catherine Deneuve
Gérard Depardieu
Jean-Louis Richard
Richard Bohringer
Andréa Ferréol
Heinz Bennent
Paulette Dubost

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Jean Gaffin

Agree with John not your reviewer whose review will put people off watching a film that stands the test of time and make its point clearer by making it in an understated way


Agree with John and not your review who is putting people off seeing a film which makes it point all the more for being understated