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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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Sabine Barnerias
Daniel Mesguich ...
Xavier Barnerias
Julien Bertheau ...
Monsieur Lucien
Jean-Pierre Ducos ...
L'avocat de Christine
Marie Henriau ...
La juge du divorce
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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 ...
Emmanuel
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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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Soundtracks

L'Amour en fuite
Lyrics by Alain Souchon
Composed by Laurent Voulzy
Performed by Alain Souchon
Editions RCA/Sidonie
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An Underrated achievement....
29 September 1999 | by (Seattle, Wash, USA, Earth....) – See all my reviews

The problem with sequels is that they usually don't have the same impact as the original (can anybody tell me that ANY of the "Indiana Jones" movies after "Raiders" was worth a darn?). Truffaut took a big chance with the Antoine Doniel character and made 5 movies with Leaud playing him in all of them....instead of losing my interest, I found each installment compelling and wonderful in their own little ways...."Love On The Run", the final installment of the series, shows us a much older Antoine who's still confused as to what exactly love is....unlike "The 400 Blows", the impact can't be likened to a punch to the jaw, but is more subtle and infectious. Truffaut's ode to love, to Jean-Pierre Leaud, and to Antoine Doniel, does this cinematic sleight of hand with flashbacks to the other 4 movies, with re-introducing a lot of the characters (his ex-wife, Collette, and even the man he caught kissing his mom in the first movie), and paints a more complete picture of a man who finally stops running (no pun intended) from his wretched childhood, and who finally learns that love requires trust and sacrifice....a magnificent last chapter to one of cinema's most beloved characters. You might not realize it while watching it, but you'll still be seeing scenes from the movie running in your head for days afterwards.....


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