The Last Metro (1980 Foreign Film)

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The Last Metro

The seventh episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features our foreign film pick, Francois Truffaut’s The Last Metro. Directed and co-written by Francois Truffaut and starring Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol and Heinz Bennent, The Last Metro was nominated for both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

The contemporary reviews quoted in this episode come from Roger Ebert (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-last-metro-1981), Vincent Canby in The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/1981/02/11/movies/film-the-last-metro-melodrama-by-truffaut.html), and Gary Arnold in The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1981/03/06/the-last-metro-truffauts-plodding-patriotic-soother/aad64715-46ce-45be-bc4c-ba8db55826fb/).

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