Cinema: Show People

THE LAST METRO Directed by Frangois Truffaut Screenplay by Frangois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman and Jean-Claude Grumberg Here Francois Truffaut does for theater people what he did for film folk in 1973's Day for Night: he makes charming sense of their idiosyncrasies in a story that combines amused tolerance for their odd ways with a tender regard for their idealism. The earlier film showed how a movie company on location seals itself off from the outside world and creates its own vivid reality. The Last Metro focuses on a theatrical company trying to operate...

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