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Baisers volés
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Baisers volés

Duration
1 hr 27 min
Available subtitles
en

François Truffaut’s seventh film is part of the Antoine Doinel series started a decade before with The 400 Blows. Jean-Pierre Léaud is no longer the kid from The 400 Blows but a young adult, who gets a strange job as a private detective. But of course, his love affairs are the center of this classic French film who represented France at the Oscars in 1969 in the Best Foreign Film category.

Synopsis

After his military service, Antoine Doinel has a series of odd jobs: night watchman, TV repairman, warehouseman... Then he is employed as a "mole" by a specialist agency. His mission: get employed by a business to discretely watch its employees and what goes on there...

Out of François Truffaut’s 25 films, Baisers Volés (Stolen Kisses) might not be his most famous movie, which is not to say it’s not one of his best works. Inspired by the book by Balzac Le Lys dans la vallée, the film was nominated at the Golden Globes and Oscars and won several awards including one by the Hollywood Foreign Association. This coming of age love story is tender, sweet and yet full of nostalgia and deceptions… full of what makes life, life really! Set mostly in Paris, the film is also worth a watch to admire Paris in the late sixties, month before the youth revolution of May 68.

Directed by: François Truffaut (France, 1968) Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud (Antoine Doinel), Claude Jade (Christine Darbon), Daniel Ceccaldi (M. Darbon), Delphine Seyrig (Fabienne Tabard), Michael Lonsdale (M. Tabard), Marie-France Pisier (Colette Tazzi) Genre: comedy drama Awards: Several awards, including the Grand Prix du cinéma français Award and the Louis-Delluc Award in 1968. Nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1969

 In French with English subtitles

 

 

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Directed by: François Truffaut (France, 1968)
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud (Antoine Doinel), Claude Jade (Christine Darbon), Daniel Ceccaldi (M. Darbon), Delphine Seyrig (Fabienne Tabard), Michael Lonsdale (M. Tabard), Marie-France Pisier (Colette Tazzi)
Genre: comedy drama
Awards: Several awards, including the Grand Prix du cinéma français Award and the Louis-Delluc Award in 1968. Nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1969