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Truffaut's alternately gripping and touching drama about a theatre company in Nazi-occupied Paris. In 1942, Lucas Steiner (Bennent) is a successful Jewish theatre director who is forced into hiding. He turns the running of the theatre over to his wife, Marion (the always exquisite Deneuve), who must contend with a pro-Nazi theatre critic (Richard) and her growing attraction to the company's leading man (Depardieu), who is secretly working with the Resistance. In French with English subtitles.

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Available on Running time 135 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Judaism, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, The Holocaust, Showbiz Dramas, France, Paris, The Resistance
Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Claude Grumberg
Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Heinz Bennent, Jean-Louis Richard, Jean Poiret, Andrea Ferreol, Paulette Dubost, Sabine Haudepin, Maurice Risch, Jean-Pierre Klein, Martine Simonet, Franck Pasquier, Jean-Jose Richer, Laszlo Szabo, Jessica Zucman
Nestor Almendros
Francois Truffaut
Georges Delerue
Roissy, Francois Truffaut


Cesar 1981: Actor (Depardieu), Actress (Deneuve), Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Director (Truffaut), Film, Sound, Writing, Score.

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