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Antoine and Colette (1962)

Antoine et Colette (original title)
Antoine Doinel is 17, lives in a hotel and works in a factory making records; he loves music. He falls in love with a woman he meets at a concert. She sees him as a friend, but her parents love him.

Director:

François Truffaut
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Antoine Doinel
Marie-France Pisier ... Colette
Patrick Auffay Patrick Auffay ... René - best friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-François Adam Jean-François Adam ... Albert Tazzi
François Darbon François Darbon ... Colette's Stepfather
Pierre Schaeffer Pierre Schaeffer ... Self
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... Colette's Mother
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Storyline

This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty (1962), all five segments on the theme of first adult love. After indulging in much delinquency in his youth, seventeen year old Antoine Doinel, having been provided opportunity to get out of that delinquent life, is now an upstanding member of society working for Philips Records, which allows him to indulge in his love of music. At the Youth Concerts, he has noticed the same young woman at several performances, she who he would like to get to know. She is Colette, the two who do begin to date. Colette treats Antoine like a buddy, while Antoine has fallen in love with her. His pursuit of getting Colette to be his exclusive girlfriend is helped on the surface in the fact that Colette's parents like him and encourage their dating. He uses grand romantic gestures to try and prove his love. Will Colette ultimately fall under Antoine's romanticism? Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

It was made for the 1962 anthology collection, L'amour à vingt ans, which featured shorts from the renowned directors Shintarô Ishihara, Marcel Ophüls, Renzo Rossellini and Andrzej Wajda, as well as Truffaut. See more »

Quotes

René - best friend: I'm in love with my cousin. She's got beautiful long hair. But the idiot's gonna cut it next week. I might not like her with short hair.
Antoine Doinel: Does she love you?
René - best friend: I don't know. I've never said a word. I'm waiting to see her haircut. If I still like her, I'll send her a love letter.
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Featured in Love at Twenty (1962) See more »

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Doinel is always a delight.
30 August 2020 | by mehomehmedbasicSee all my reviews

Though not as beautiful in it's direction as 400 Blows, I slightly prefer this short but wonderful continuation of Antoine Doinel's life. It's more concise, captures a part of life that is rarely well portrayed (as opposed to the dozens of great films about childhood) and has a wonderful musicality in it's editing as showcased by the show stealing (pun intended) moment when Antoine first sees Colette.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 June 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Antoine and Colette See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,206, 25 April 1999

Gross USA:

$509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$509
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films du Carrosse See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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