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Love on the Run (1979)
"L'amour en fuite" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  6 April 1979 (USA)
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Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys ... See full summary »

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Jean-Pierre Ducos ...
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Marie Henriau ...
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Pierre Dios ...
Maître Renard
Alain Ollivier ...
Le juge d' Aix en Provence
Julien Dubois ...
Alphonse Doinel
Monique Dury ...
Madame Ida
Emmanuel Clot ...
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Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys Antoine's first published autobiographical novel. They meet again in a station... Written by Yepok

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Trivia

The title of Antoine Doinel's (Jean Pierre Leaud) book is "Les Salades de L'amour". In Day for Night (1973), a character summarizes Jean Pierre Leaud's character's love life as "Les salades de l'amour" and another follows up with, "That would make a good title of a book." See more »

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According to her grave, Antoine Doinel's Mother, Gilberte, died in 1971. According to the conversation Antoine has with her ex-lover five minutes before, she died in 1968 (while Antoine was in the army, in the beginning of "Baisers Volés") See more »

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During the opening credits, when the "Screenplay" ("Scenario de") credit appears on the screen, in the background you can see a faded white "X" appear for a frame and the clapper on the left hand side of the screen (for several seconds) before being pulled off screen. See more »

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L'Amour en fuite
Lyrics by Alain Souchon
Composed by Laurent Voulzy
Performed by Alain Souchon
Editions RCA/Sidonie
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A cut and paste soap opera; and a disappointing final to the saga of Antoine Doinel
25 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Love on the Run (1979), the closing chapter in François Truffaut's celebrated series of films focusing on the character of Antoine Doinel; a near-iconic figure in French cinema brought vividly to life by the always great Jean-Pierre Léaud. Here, the actors injects the part with his usual nervous charm and cocky likability, though it is clear that character of Antoine is , still as uncertain about life, love and fidelity as ever before. On a Structural level, the film is built around Antoine's divorce from his wife Christine - with the reappearance of Claude Jade from Stolen Kisses (1968) and Bed and Board (1970) - inter-cut with flashbacks to early escapades from Antoine's presented in the style of a clip show.

This particular stylistic device does set up a sense of familiarity for new viewers, however; with such a slight plot, the flashbacks end up becoming the most interesting part of the movie, with what little new footage there is so repetitive that it feels like you're watching the same scene over and over again. In fact, the film is so hastily put together that it looks like Truffaut is desperate to get the series finished and out of the way, so that he can finally move on with the more progressive work that he was attempting with films like The Green Room (1979) and The Last Metro (1980).

Still, the film can sometimes be charming and the actors are all on fine form, but the whole thing seems lacking somewhat; with the use of repeated imagery and scenes cut and pasted from the previous films making this feel too much like a retread rather than a radical re-interpretation. For me, the film just seems empty, deflated and somehow lacking the allure, beauty and sophistication that was always synonymous with Truffaut's work or at least the films of his that I am familiar with. For me, Love on the Run was something of a slight, disappointing and unimaginative film that failed to inspire me in the way I had initially hoped.


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