Love on the Run (1979 film)

Love on the Run (French: L'amour en fuite) is a 1979 French comedy-drama film directed by François Truffaut, his fifth and final film about the character Antoine Doinel. Told in non-linear fashion, with frequent flashbacks to the four previous films, it stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dorothée, and Dani. It was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival.

Love on the Run
Amour fuite.jpg
Original film poster
Directed byFrançois Truffaut
Screenplay byFrançois Truffaut
Marie-France Pisier
Jean Aurel
Suzanne Schiffman
Based onCharacters
by François Truffaut
Marcel Moussy
Produced byMarcel Berbert
François Truffaut
StarringJean-Pierre Léaud
Claude Jade
Marie-France Pisier
Dorothée
Dani
CinematographyNéstor Almendros
Edited byMartine Barraqué-Curie
Music byGeorges Delerue
Production
company
Les Films du Carrosse
Distributed byAMLF
Gala
Release date
  • 29 January 1979 (1979-01-29)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Box office437,522 admissions (France)[1]

PlotEdit

After they kissed at the end of the previous film, Bed and Board, Antoine and his wife Christine were reconciled. But his affections keep wandering and, on a summer holiday, she finds him in bed with her friend Liliane. They divorce by mutual consent, sharing custody of their son Alphonse, and the autobiographical novel he has been writing for years is at last published.

In a phone booth he finds a torn-up photograph of Sabine, a pretty girl who looks quite like Christine, and decides to track her down. Eventually spotting her in a record shop, they start an affair. But, as with Christine, there are upsets and separations. At his work he is traced by Lucien, a lover of his mother, who takes him to her grave, which Antoine had never looked for.

At a railway station he sees Colette, his first love, who is now an advocate travelling to a court case, He jumps on her train, and they talk over old times, She has read his book, but soon becomes annoyed by his lack of veracity or interest in her life, and as they part Antoine accidentally drops the photo, .

When she arrives back in Paris, Collette decides to return Sabine's photograph to her, and while on the stairs to Sabine's apartment she meets Christine. The two discuss not just Antoine, but their lives and children. Colette's son has died in an accident, she then divorced, but now hopes to form a permanent relationship with book store owner Xavier. Collette is delighted to learn that Xavier is the brother of Sabine. The film ends with Antoine being taken back by Sabine.

ReceptionEdit

The film holds a rating of 58% on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

The New York Times placed the film on its Best 1000 Movies Ever list.[3]

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Box Office information for Francois Truffaut films at Box Office Story
  2. ^ "rottentomatoes.com". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  3. ^ The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made. The New York Times via Internet Archive. Published April 29, 2003. Retrieved June 12, 2008.
  4. ^ Allen, Don. Finally Truffaut. New York: Beaufort Books. 1985. ISBN 0-8253-0335-4. OCLC 12613514. pp. 237-238.

External linksEdit