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Stolen Kisses (1968)

Baisers volés (original title)
After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

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Georges Tabard (as Michel Lonsdale)
Harry-Max ...
Monsieur Henri
André Falcon ...
Monsieur Blady
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Claire Duhamel ...
Catherine Lutz ...
Catherine
Martine Ferrière ...
La chef-vendeuse du magasin de chaussures
Jacques Rispal ...
Serge Rousseau ...
Le type qui suit Christine
Paul Pavel ...
Julien
François Darbon ...
L'adjudant-chef Picard
Albert Simono ...
Albani, le client de l'agence (as Simono)
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Storyline

Antoine Doinel joined the army but has just been discharged. The film tells his reunion with Christine Darbon, the girl he was in love with before the beginning of the film, and his adventures in his jobs : first as a night watchman, then as a private investigator, especially during one investigation within Mr Tabard's shoes-shop... Mme Tabard is so fascinating... Written by Yepok

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February 1969 (USA)  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Antoine kisses Christine in the basement, he pushes her back against the wall. The walls are dirty and leave black stains across the back of her sweater. When they leave and she reaches the top of the stairs the stains are gone. See more »

Quotes

Georges Tabard: Do you speak English, Antoine?
Antoine Doinel: I'm learning from records, but it's not easy.
Georges Tabard: Records are a joke. There's only one way to learn: in bed with an English girl. It's time you learned. I learned with an Australian girl while her husband was at work painting houses.
Fabienne Tabard: Like Hitler.
Georges Tabard: Don't ever say Hitler was a housepainter. That's slander. Hitler painted landscapes.
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Referenced in The Tracey Ullman Show: Two Lost Souls (1989) See more »

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Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?
Music by Léo Chauliac and Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
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Delightful Romantic Comedy
23 July 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After being discharged from the army for insubordination, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) visits his former girlfriend Christine Darbon (Claude Jade), and her father finds a temporary job of night watchman for Antoine in a hotel. The naive Antoine is deceived by a private eye in his first night shift, and fired on the next morning. The investigator invites the clumsy Antoine to work in his company, where he is assigned for some minor jobs, until he has to investigate why the owner of a shoes store, Mr. Georges Tabard (Michel Lonsdale), is detested by his employees. Meanwhile Antoine falls in love for the gorgeous Mrs. Fabienne Tabard (Delphine Seyrig).

"Baisers Volés" is a delightful romantic comedy of François Truffault. Using his alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, this movie pictures the romantic and very funny adventures of this character in Paris with prostitutes, with his girlfriend and with his married passion. The soundtrack, with song "Que reste-t-il de nos amours?" of Léo Chauliac, is simply wonderful. This classic story is still charming and not dated almost forty years later. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Beijos Roubados" ("Stolen Kisses")


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