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A.k.a.
Stolen Kisses
Year
1968
Runtime
91 min.
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
8,021
Checks
1,990
Favs
193
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
9.7% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. essaywhu's avatar

    essaywhu

    After watching this one many times, I've come to realize that I'll never stop watching it. It's one of those films that I'll watch again and again until I die, probably along with the other films in the series, especially The 400 Blows. 4 years 8 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Antoine Doinel, Truffaut's alter ego from The 400 Blows, returns for a third engagement in Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses), getting drummed out of his military service and attempting a number of different jobs, all of which he is pretty terrible at. Now in his mid-20s (and still being played by Jean-Pierre Léaud, who became quite a good improviser, which you can see here), Antoine is nevertheless the same truant kid from the first movie, but his story has moved into the comical realm. So it's with amusing pathos that we watch him go from job to job, and from woman to woman (including the wonderful Delphine Seyrig), unable to ever commit to anything. He can't even commit to which prostitute he's going to sleep with after he gets cashiered. A key scene for me is one in which he repeats the names of two women, and his own, in the mirror. It's real theater of the absurd, never explained, and makes me giggle, but the more you repeat a word, the less sense it makes, and Antoine deconstructing his love triangle this way has lyrical value. I know it's usual to say none of the follow-ups have the power of The 400 Blows, but I, for one, do enjoy catching up with a character at different stages of his life (just like I like the Linklater's Before series, or his Boyhood, which must take inspiration from Truffaut), and I do believe the progression. 3 weeks 2 days ago
  3. Windill's avatar

    Windill

    A real gem. I love it.
    Very funny.
    Jean-Pierre Léaud is just inimitable.
    And Claude Jade is magical as a well educated oie blanche.
    1 month 2 weeks ago
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