Antoine Doinel joined the army but has just been discharged. Read More »
Tag Archives: François Truffaut
Love on the Run AKA L’amour en fuite (1979) François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier
Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. Read More »
In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. Read More »
Louis Mahe is a tobacco planter at Reunion Island. He is waiting for Julie Roussel to marry him. Read More »
Tire-au-flanc 62 / The Sad Sack (1960) Claude de Givray, François Truffaut, Christian de Tillière, Ricet Barrier, Jacques Balutin, Comedy
Jean Lerat de la Grignotière is as full of himself as his name is long. Heeding (somewhat reluctantly to be true) the call of the Motherland he goes to the barracks where he is to accomplish his military duty. Read More »
Les quatre cents coups / The 400 Blows (1959) François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Crime, Drama
Seemingly in constant trouble at school, 14 year-old Antoine Doinel returns at the end of every day to a drab and unhappy home life. His parents have little money and he sleeps on a couch that’s been pushed into the kitchen. He knows his mother is having an affair and his parents bicker constantly. Read More »
France, 1798. In a forest, hunters discover and capture a 12 year old boy who appears to have spent his life living like a wild animal. He is taken to a school for deaf and dumb children in Paris, where is maltreated and used as an object of scientific curiosity. An eminent doctor, Jean Itard, takes an interest in the strange child and resolves to educate him. Little by little, the feral child, whom Itard christens Victor, responds to his benefactor’s patient attempts to civilise him.
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Vivement dimanche! / Confidentially Yours (1983) François Truffaut, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier’s car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel (Caroline Sihol), Julien’s wife, was Massoulier’s mistress, Julien is the prime suspect. But his secretary, Barbara Becker (Fanny Ardant), while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations.
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Une belle fille comme moi / A Gorgeous Bird Like Me (1972) François Truffaut, Bernadette Lafont, Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He chooses Camille Bliss as his subject of study and begins to visit her in prison for interviews. Camille became acquainted with trouble at a young age and justifies her actions by “fate-bets.” She is currently in prison for allegedly murdering one of her lovers. As she tells Stanislas of her life and love affairs, his interest in her grows to more than just professional. Can he resist her charm?
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Domicile conjugal / Bed and Board (1970) François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Hiroko Berghauer, Comedy, Drama
Some time after “Baisers Volés”, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers, and Christine is pregnant and gives private classes of violin. When Christine is near to have a baby, Antoine decides to find a new job, and he succeeds due to a misunderstanding of his employer. In a business meeting, he meets the Japanese Kyoko (Mademoiselle Hiroko) and they have an affair. When Christine accidentally discovers that Antoine has a lover, they separate. But later they miss each other and realize that they do love each other.
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