Truffaut, Francois - The Last Metro (1980) Rb (Uk Import)
Releasedatum: 30 mei 2022
François Truffaut’s late-career drama features mesmerising performances from two icons of French cinema, Catherine Deneuve (Belle de jour) and Gérard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac), in a powerful character study set in German-occupied Paris.
The Last Metro explores the fortunes of the Montmartre Theatre as its owner (Deneuve) battles censorship and compromise while hiding her Jewish husband from Nazi persecution. When a new leading man (Depardieu) is hired, she is irresistibly drawn to him – even though he may not be all he seems. Truffaut’s multi-award-winning masterpiece is presented here in High Definition from a 2K restoration.
Presented in High Definition
Audio commentary by Gérard Depardieu and historian Jean-Pierre Azéma, moderated by Serge Toubiana. In French with subtitles (c2000)
Audio commentary by Annette Insdorf, academic and author of François Truffaut (2022)
Deleted scene: Angels of Mercy (1980, 5 mins)
Original theatrical trailer
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet featuring a new essay on the film by Pasquale Iannone, a 2011 article on Truffaut by Catherine Wheatley and a selection of contemporary reviews
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