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Encyclopedia > The Last Metro
Le Dernier Métro
Directed by François Truffaut
Produced by François Truffaut
Written by François Truffaut
Suzanne Schiffman
Starring Catherine Deneuve
Gérard Depardieu
Released 1980
Running time 131 min.
Language French
IMDb profile

The Last Metro (original French title: Le Dernier Métro) is a 1980 film written and directed by the French filmmaker François Truffaut, and starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu. Set during the German occupation of Paris during the Second World War, it tells the story of a Jewish theatre director and his gentile wife, who struggles to keep him concealed from the Nazis in their cellar while she performs his former job. François Truffaut. ... Catherine Deneuve at Cannes in 2000 Catherine Deneuve (born October 22, 1943, Paris) is an Oscar-nominated French actress. ... Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born December 27, 1948; â–¶(?)) is a French actor. ... François Truffaut. ... Catherine Deneuve at Cannes in 2000 Catherine Deneuve (born October 22, 1943, Paris) is an Oscar-nominated French actress. ... Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born December 27, 1948; â–¶(?)) is a French actor. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The word Gentile from the Latin gentilis, can either be a translation of the Hebrew Goy/גוי or of the Hebrew word Nochri/נכרי. In the most common modern use it refers to the former being derived from the Latin term gens (meaning clan or a group of families) and it is... The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ...


In 1981, the film won ten Césars for: best film, best actor (Depardieu), best actress (Deneuve), best cinematography, best director (Truffaut), best editing, best music, best production design, best sound and best writing. It received Best Foreign Film nominations in the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


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