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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 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 ... Self (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


"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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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 »


Followed by Stolen Kisses (1968) See more »


Air Orchestral Suite N° 3
By Johann Sebastian Bach
In the segment by François Truffaut
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Be aware--an abbreviated version of this movie is out there!
3 January 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have been looking for a copy of Stolen Kisses for some time, and so I was glad I finally found it--or thought I'd found it. While my sole reason for wanting to see it was to see the Truffaut segment featuring the character "Antoine Doinel", I was VERY surprised to see a DVD with ONLY this 30 minute portion from the movie on it--along with a Truffaut short, Les Mistons! What about the segments from Love At Twenty by Ophuls and the other directors? They were nowhere to be seen on the FOX/Lorber DVD! Quel dommage!

Now, in regard to the Antoine Doinel segment, I was VERY glad I saw it, as it was the most interesting and endearing I ever saw the character. Doinel appeared in several other Truffaut full-length films and this small segment was the final one I needed to see to complete them. It was lighter in tone and "cute" compared to the other incarnations--much lighter than 400 blows or the other films that have a more wistful edge to them. You see a hopeful Doinel just reaching adulthood--a decent guy--just REALLY awkward with the ladies.

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Release Date:

6 February 1963 (USA) See more »

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