Synopsis: Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred has various 'friends' all living in this sureal setting. The Roller is a rollerskating bag snatcher and Big Bill is a 'strongman'. The blackmail and Freds relationship with Helena and her heavies make up the bulk of the plot but on the side are Freds attempts to start a band using buskers from the Metro.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Luc Besson
Production: Gaumont
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Happy birthday.

Hi, Big Bill!

- You know him?

- F*ck off.

- You play great.

- Thanks.

- So who's your pal?

- He's a reporter.

A what?

I know a singer.

The real thing.

We're putting together a group.

Here's something he wrote.

- When did he call back?

- About 4:
00 in the morning.

- He didn't say anything about money?

- No.

He said he'd return

your papers...

...but first he wanted

to see you. Alone.

So, what the hell are you doing here?

How can anyone live

in a dump like this, huh?

There's never any sun.

I mean, this is really the pits.

But a little light works wonders

even here, huh?

Cleans out the pipes.

Get a load of that outfit!

See if you can find

something in there.

You can't go around like that.

You look like a tourist.

- Miss?

- Mrs. Good morning.

I'd like to speak

to Captain Gesberg.

- May I ask what about?

- It's personal.

He's not here at the moment,

but he'll be back soon.

- Would you like to wait in his office?

- Yes. Thanks.

- You're up already?

- Yeah.

- That jacket looks great on you.

- Think so?

Yeah, really.

Listen, you might be interested

in a deal I have in mind.

- Let's get some coffee first.

- Okay.


Look who just woke up!

Every Friday night at 7:00,

two guys from security...

...leave the cashier's office and take

the subway to the next station.

Nothing we can do once they're there.

But on the platform here they have

to wait two minutes for the train.

That's when we can get them.

You pull a gun on them... grab the dough

and run into the tunnel.

Going to the surface is easy.

I know the subway by heart.

So, what do you think?

We can't miss with a plan like that.

Give it a rest, huh?

You got a gun?

Let's see.


Three bullets.

Be careful, eh?

Now you know what it's like to say

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Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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