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A Feature film by Luc Besson

Produced by Gaumont, Les Films du Loup, TSF Productions

Release in France : 10/04/1985


    Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society of eccentric characters and petty criminals. Despite being pursued by the henchmen, Fred finds the time to flirt with Helena, blow a safe, rob a train, evade the hapless Metro police and start a rock band ...

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    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Gaumont, Les Films du Loup, TSF Productions

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    TF1 Films Production

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    International releases (4)

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    Subway was the third most popular French film in France in 1986, after Trois Hommes et un Couffin and Les Specialistes. It attracted 2,920,588 cinemagoers. Christopher Lambert won a César Award for best actor.

    The film holds an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on seven reviews. Janet Maslin of The New York Times praised the film's "highly energetic visual style" and "the sheer fun of staging domestic scenes, musical interludes and roller-skate chases in the underground" but added that "[the] characters and situations [are] so thin that they might as well be afterthoughts".

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    François Ruggieri, Luc Besson

    Dialogue Writers :

    Luc Besson, Marc Perrier

    Screenwriters :

    Luc Besson, Pierre Jolivet, Alain Le Henry, Marc Perrier, Sophie Schmit

    Production manager :

    Edith Colnel

    Production Designer :

    Alexandre Trauner

    Costume designer :

    Martine Rapin

    Assistant Director :

    Didier Grousset

    Producers :

    Louis Duchesne, Luc Besson, François Ruggieri

    Director of Photography :

    Carlo Varini

    Editor :

    Sophie Schmit

    Music Composer :

    Éric Serra

    Location Manager :

    Bruno François-Boucher

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 44 min

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    Posters (1)


    News (2)

    Festival Selections (2)

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons - 2013

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons (Poland, 2013)


    French films selected

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

    Selection (12)

    Best Supporting Actor : Michel Galabru

    Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Pierre Bacri

    Best Film

    Best Actor : Christophe Lambert

    Best Actress : Isabelle Adjani

    Best Director : Luc Besson

    Best Original Music : Éric Serra

    Best Cinematography : Carlo Varini

    Best Production Design : Alexandre Trauner

    Best Sound : Gérard Lamps, Harald Maury, Harrik Maury, Luc Perini

    Best Editing : Sophie Schmit


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Actor : Lambert Wilson

    César Award for Best Production Design : Alexandre Trauner

    César Award for Best Sound : Gérard Lamps, Harald Maury, Harrik Maury, Luc Perini