- 1 hr 44 min
"Subway" is a 1985 French film directed by Luc Besson, known for "Leon: The Professional" and "The Fifth Element." The film stars Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Adjani, and Richard Bohringer. The movie is an unconventional, offbeat, and stylish take on the action-comedy genre. The story follows Fred (Lambert), a thief on the run from the police in the Parisian subway. He takes refuge in the underground world of the subway, where he meets a group of odd and colorful characters, including a musician, a roller-skating waitress, and a clown. Fred falls in love with Helena (Adjani), the bored and wealthy wife of a business magnate. He convinces her to run away with him, but her husband's henchmen are hot on their trail. Meanwhile, Fred is also pursued by the police who are desperate to catch him. The movie is visually stunning, with Besson's signature style of neon lights, shadows, and rapid-fire editing. The film's soundtrack, composed by Eric Serra, is also memorable, blending rock, new wave, and classical music. The film is also notable for its notable cast of supporting actors, including Jean-Hugues Anglade, Jean-Pierre Bacri, and Michel Galabru. The performances are all excellent, with Adjani and Lambert delivering a great chemistry on screen. "Subway" is a unique and entertaining movie that defies categorization. It is part crime drama, part musical, and part love story, all brilliantly packaged in Besson's distinct visual language. The film is a must-see for fans of Besson's work and anyone interested in offbeat, stylish cinema.