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Love at Twenty (1962)

L'amour à vingt ans (original title)
"Love at Twenty" unites five directors from around the world to present their different perspectives on what love really is at the age of 20. The episodes are united with the score of ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Antoine Doinel (segment "Antoine et Colette")
Marie-France Pisier ... Colette (segment "Antoine et Colette")
Patrick Auffay Patrick Auffay ... René (segment "Antoine et Colette")
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... La mère de Colette (segment "Antoine et Colette")
François Darbon François Darbon ... Le beau-père de Colette (segment "Antoine et Colette")
Jean-François Adam Jean-François Adam ... Albert Tazzi (segment "Antoine et Colette")
Pierre Schaeffer Pierre Schaeffer ... Himself (segment "Antoine et Colette")
Cristina Gaioni ... Christina (as Christina Gajoni)
Geronimo Meynier Geronimo Meynier ... Leonardo
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Valentina
Nami Tamura Nami Tamura ... Fukimo
Kôji Furuhata Kôji Furuhata ... Hiroshi (as Koji Furuhata)
Barbara Frey ... Ursula
Christian Doermer ... Tonio
Vera Tschechowa
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"Love at Twenty" unites five directors from around the world to present their different perspectives on what love really is at the age of 20. The episodes are united with the score of Georges Delerue and still photos of Henri Cartier-Bresson. The directors create their peculiar scenarios with Truffaut revisiting Antoine Doinel, this time finding some meaning to his life while getting involved with a girl; Renzo Rossellini's episode about an abandoned mistress; Ishihara's tale about an obsessive love; Ophüls' story about a pregnant woman trying to plot against the baby's father; and Wajda presenting a confusing relationship between people from different generations. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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The Intimate Secrets of Young Lovers See more »

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Drama | Romance

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France | Italy | Japan | Poland | West Germany

Language:

French | Polish | Japanese | Italian | German

Release Date:

6 February 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Pierre Schaeffer (1910 - 1995) was a French composer, writer and broadcaster most widely recognized as the chief pioneer of musique concrète, a form of experimental music. See more »

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Features The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

La Chanson de Prévert
Music by Serge Gainsbourg
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
In the segment by François Truffaut
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14 January 2002 | by Daniel KarlssonSee all my reviews

This picture is worth watching just for Truffaut's terrific episode...it's too great for words. What a wonderful time that most have been back then when teenagers went to Mussorgsky recitals... not very common today, unfortunately. Anyway. Unlike American films which often show love in a artificial way, Truffaut and the other directors of the New Wave show realistic love, how it can be in real life. I love the way they film. The next episode (in Rome) is not quite as good as Truffaut's. In fact, it's real horrible. It almost ruins in otherwise a great film. The Japanese part is very good, but weird. I can't see why there must always be someone who dies in every Japanese film. The final episode in Poland is the 2nd best in the set. To conclude, I liked this movie a lot. It's the sort of film that makes you happy afterwards. And it's funny too. 5 out of 5?


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