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Love on the Run (1979)

L'amour en fuite (original title)
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 »

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

François Truffaut (scenario), Marie-France Pisier (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Antoine Doinel
Marie-France Pisier ... Colette Tazzi
Claude Jade ... Christine Doinel
Dani ... Liliane
Dorothée ... Sabine Barnerias
Daniel Mesguich ... Xavier Barnerias
Julien Bertheau ... Monsieur Lucien
Jean-Pierre Ducos Jean-Pierre Ducos ... L'avocat de Christine
Marie Henriau Marie Henriau ... La juge du divorce
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... La mère de Colette
Pierre Dios Pierre Dios ... Maître Renard
Alain Ollivier Alain Ollivier ... Le juge d' Aix en Provence
Julien Dubois Julien Dubois ... Alphonse Doinel
Monique Dury Monique Dury ... Madame Ida
Emmanuel Clot Emmanuel Clot ... Emmanuel
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Storyline

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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Antoine Daniel. He's got four ladies...Nine lives...and Plenty of alibis!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love on the Run See more »

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Production Co:

Les Films du Carrosse See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Léautaud (1872 - 1956) was a French writer. His 19 volume "Journal littéraire" was published from 1954-1966. 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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a decent film
10 August 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the final film about the character, Antoine Doinel. He first appeared in The 400 Blows and you see him in 5 Truffaut films over the years. You see him grow from an emotionally neglected little punk in the first film and by the fifth, he is a Woody Allen-like little guy who has had a long series of troubled relationships that he ultimately sabotaged due to his discomfort with emotional commitment. He has a great time falling in love but soon strays or otherwise causes the relationships to sour.

The plot and emotional growth of the character is excellent. So why only a 7 for this film? Well, much of the film is simply cut and pasted from the previous Antoine Doinel films. This gave it a certain cheap look. Plus, what I really found inexplicable was that Truffaut used clips from Jean-Pierre Léaud films that were NOT about Doinel but pretended the clips were about him. In addition, clips from some Doinel films were shown but the entire scene is re-dubbed or explained in a way in which the scene did NOT appear in the original film. A good example is a clip from Stolen Kisses. The narrator says he (Doinel) was unlucky in love and followed attractive women because he'd become infatuated with them. However, this scene was actually of Doinel following a lady because he was a private detective in this film--this was NOT someone he was infatuated with. Those who remember this movie well will be shocked at how easy it is to spot this obvious change. Finally, for some odd reason, one of the clips from Stolen Kisses is shown in black and white, while all the others from the movie are in color. It just didn't make sense why this occurred.

These inconsistencies are not great film-making. Decent film-making, maybe. For a better Truffaut film, try watching The Bride Wore Black (my personal favorite) or Wild Child or The Story of Adele H.


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