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Le dernier métro [videorecording] = Last metro / Janus 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.

Truffaut, François. (Screenwriter, Director). Schiffman, Suzanne. (Screenwriter). Grumberg, Jean-Claude, 1939- (Screenwriter). Depardieu, Gérard, 1948- (Actor, Commentator, Interviewee). Deneuve, Catherine, 1943- (Actor, Commentator, Interviewee). Poiret, Jean, 1926- (Actor). Ferréol, Andréa, 1947- (Actor). Dubost, Paulette. (Actor). Richard, Jean-Louis. (Actor). Haudepin, Sabine, 1955- (Actor). Risch, Maurice, 1943- (Actor). Bennent, Heinz. (Actor). Almendros, Nestor. (Cinematographer, Interviewee). Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992 (Added Author). White, Armond. Truffaut's changing times. (Added Author). Janus Films. (Added Author). MK2 Productions. (Added Author). Films du carrosse (Firm) (Added Author). S.E.D.I.F. (Added Author). Société nationale télévision française 1. (Added Author). Société française de production. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol, Paulette Dubost, Jean-Louis Richard, Sabine Haudepin, Maurice Risch, Heinz Bennent. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center Reserve DVD 5915-5916 Disc 1 37684001080016 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -
Media Center Reserve DVD 5915-5916 Disc 2 37684001080017 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1604651202
  • ISBN: 9781604651201
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-321 (Coroniti).
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.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one the movie: Occupation -- Real theater -- Rules and permits -- Performances -- Visitors -- Accepting everything -- Underground -- Smear campaign -- Suspicions -- Crazy ideas -- Plans -- Casting -- Discoveries -- Close call -- Unseen influences -- Fixing things -- Warnings -- Revelations -- Disastrous evening -- Missing -- Opening night -- Backstage -- Reviews -- New thoughts -- Ways out -- Resistance -- Inspection -- Stage design -- Two women -- Connections -- Curtain call -- Color bars (1980) (131 min.); Special features: Commentary [by] Annette Insdorf [optional audio feature]; Commentary [by] Gérard Depardieu and Jean-Pierre Azéma [optional audio feature].
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Image [cinematographer], Nestor Almendros ; montage [editor], Martine Barraqué ; musique, Georges Delerue ; décors [production design], Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko ; costumes, Lisele Roos.
Participant or Performer Note:
Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol, Paulette Dubost, Jean-Louis Richard, Sabine Haudepin, Maurice Risch, Heinz Bennent.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Rated PG.
System Details Note:
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.
Language Note:
In French with optional subtitles in English.
Awards Note:
Winner, 1981 César Awards, France: Meilleur son (Best Sound): Michel Laurent; Meilleurs décors (Best Production Design): Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko; Meilleure musique (Best Music Written for a Film): Georges Delerue; Meilleur montage (Best Editing): Martine Barraqué; Meilleur scénario, original ou adaptation (Best Writing-Original or Adaptation): François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman; Meilleure photographie (Best Cinematography): Néstor Almendros; Meilleur acteur (Best Actor): Gérard Depardieu; Meilleure actrice (Best Actress): Catherine Deneuve; Meilleur réalisateur (Best Director): François Truffaut; Meilleur film (Best Film): François Truffaut.
Subject: Jewish men > France > Paris > Drama.
Actresses > France > Paris > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > France > Paris > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > Drama.
Theater > Production and direction > France > Paris > Drama.
Theatrical companies > France > Paris > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Theater and the war > Drama.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Drama.
Genre: Romance films.
War films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Fiction films.

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