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STOLEN KISSES

Discharged from the army as unfit, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) seeks out his sweetheart, violinist Christine Darbon (Claude Jade). He has written to her voluminously (but, she says, not always nicely) while in the military. Their relationship is tentative and unresolved. Christine is away skiing with friends when Antoine arrives, and her parents must entertain him themselves, though glad to see him. After she learns that Antoine has returned from military service, Christine goes to greet him at his new job as a hotel night clerk. It is a promising sign that perhaps this time, the romance will turn out happily for Antoine. He is, however, quickly fired from the hotel job. Counting the army, Antoine loses three jobs in the film, and is clearly destined to lose a fourth, all symbolic of his general difficulty with finding his identity and “fitting in”.

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Credits

DIRECTOR
François Truffaut

PRODUCER
Les Artistes Associés, Les Films du Carrosse

CAST
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Claude Jade
Daniel Ceccaldi
Delphine Seyrig

Overview

DETAILS
Drama
French
1h27
France, 1968

DISTRIBUTOR
Janus Films

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