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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Antoine Doinel
... Colette Tazzi
... Christine Doinel
... Liliane
... Sabine Barnerias
... Xavier Barnerias
... Monsieur Lucien
Jean-Pierre Ducos ... L'avocat de Christine
Marie Henriau ... La juge du divorce
Rosy Varte ... La mère de Colette
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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Antoine Daniel. He's got four ladies...Nine lives...and Plenty of alibis!

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Paul Léautaud (1872 - 1956) was a French writer. His 19 volume "Journal littéraire" was published from 1954-1966. 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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References Lancelot of the Lake (1974) 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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Recollections and Troubled Love Affairs
17 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is having a love affair with the vinyl seller Colette Tazzi (Marie-France Pisier). After five years of a troubled marriage with separations, Antoine and Christine Doinel (Claude Jade) have a private audience with the judge (Marie Henriau) and conclude an amicable divorce process. His former sweetheart and presently lawyer Colette Tazzi (Marie-France Pisier) sees Antoine leaving the court and she goes to a bookstore to buy his autobiographical novel that was published a couple of years ago. When Antoine goes with Alphonse (Julien Dubois) to the train station for the travel vacation of his son, he sees Colette in another train and he jumps from the platform to the train and travels with her. They recall their adolescent love and disclose their sentimental relationships; but when Colette tells how she raises money for her self-support, Antoine is disappointed and seeks out Sabine.

"L'Amour en Fuite" is the conclusion of the sentimental saga of the character Antoine Doinel, the insecure alter ego of François Truffaut that began in "Les Quatre Cents Coups" and followed through "L'Amour à Vingt Ans", "Baisers Volés" and "Domicile Conjugal", inclusive with the use of scenes in the many flashbacks of these movies with his recollections and troubled love affairs. This character has an evolution from the needy fourteen years old boy rejected by his mother and his stepfather in the first movie. The lack of affection at home makes him a rebel, bad student, liar, reckless and a thief stealing objects and money at home in his adolescence. In the next movies, he grows-up, but with a fragile emotional structure and the viewer sees an unstable man incapable of having a steady relationship or commitment with the many beautiful women that he meets along his futile life. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Amor em Fuga" ("The Love on the Run")


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