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‘Subway’ at Alliance Francaise

‘Subway’ a 1985 French film directed by Luc Besson will be screened at 6.30 pm on Wednesday October 15 at Aliance Francaise, Barnes Place, Colombo-7. A reflection of the marginalised Génération Mitterrand of the 1980s, the film stars Isabelle Adjani and Christopher Lambert and is part of the Cinema du look movement.

Having stolen some compromising documents, a man known as Fred (Lambert) takes refuge in the fascinating underground world of the Paris Métro. While the henchmen of the gangster owner of the documents chase him, Fred develops a relation with his young trophy wife Héléna (Adjani) who is getting increasingly bored with her gilded cage life.

A number of fascinating characters pass by in the storyline, as Fred decides to form a band and perform in the subway. Among the band members are the Drummer (played by Jean Reno) and the Bass Player (Éric Serra), who have since accompanied Besson in the making of most of his movies.

The ending is left open as to what actually happens in the growing love relation between Fred and Helena - and to whether he lives or dies. At a performance with the newly formed band (where Fred has paid off the actual performers at an announced concert with money from a robbery and put his band in their place) he is shot by the henchmen of Héléna's husband before she can reach him to warn him of the approaching danger. The film ends with her kneeling beside him, Fred lying on his back looking content and singing along to the band playing in the background.

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