DirectorFrancois Truffaut Initial DVD releaseMay 11, 1999 CountryFrance
Release date29 January 1979 (1979-01-29) (France)
6 April 1979 (1979-04-06) (US)
June 1980 (1980-06) (UK) WriterFrancois Truffaut (scenario), Marie-France Pisier (scenario), Jean Aurel (scenario), Suzanne Schiffman (scenario) Film seriesThe Adventures Of Antoine Doinel CastJean-Pierre Léaud (Antoine Doinel), Marie-France Pisier (Colette Tazzi), Claude Jade (Christine Doinel), Dani (Liliane), Dorothée (Sabine Barnerias), Daniel Mesguich (Xavier Barnerias) Similar moviesAll Ladies Do It, The Skeleton Twins, The Boy Next Door, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, The Tin Drum, City of God
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Love on the Run (French: L'amour en fuite) is a 1979 French film directed by François Truffaut. It is Truffaut's fifth and final film about the character Antoine Doinel. A significant portion of the film is made up of selected clips from the previous films in the series. It was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival.
In the previous Antoine Doinel film, Bed and Board, the marriage between Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine (Claude Jade) had survived Antoine's infidelity. Love on the Run is set eight years later when Antoine is over thirty. Having an affair with Christine's friend Liliane (Dani) and divorced Christine, he gets a job as a proofreader, and falls in love with Sabine, a record seller. He also writes an autobiographical novel. He meets Colette (Marie-France Pisier), his teenage love who had appeared in Antoine and Colette, and who is now a lawyer. They impulsively go on a train journey and read Antoine's novel. However, later follows a meeting between Colette and Christine: His romance with Sabine is as complicated and unstable, and it turns out that two of his former flames, Christine and Colette, play a pivotal role in helping him find happiness.
The film holds a rating of 67% on Rotten Tomatoes.