Baisers Volés

A persuasively charming comedy (the third instalment of the Antoine Doinel saga), in which Léaud wanders into a job as a private detective and falls hopelessly and idealistically in love with a client's wife. The film is comprised of several flawlessly observed episodes, and Paris has never looked so nice or its inhabitants so whimsically attractive. Dedicated to Henri Langlois, the head of the Paris Cinémathèque who was nearly sacked by De Gaulle, it was made at the time of the political upheavals of 1968 in which Truffaut was directly involved. But the film itself betrays an amazing serenity in such troubled times, transforming the anxiety and pain into a sad lyricism.

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Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: François Truffaut
Screenwriter: François Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud
Harry Max
Michel Lonsdale
Claire Duhamel
André Falcon
Delphine Seyrig
Claude Jade
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