Love on the Run (L'Amour en fuite) (1979)




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L'Amour en Fuite (Love on the Run) is presented in flashbacks from the previous four movies as Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) meets up with people from his past. As the fifth and final film in the series, Antoine is over 30 years old and meets with his wife, Christine (Claude Jade), to sign the papers for their divorce. As it is the first no-fault divorce of its kind in France, the press surrounds them. In the crowd is also Antoine's past love, Colette (Marie-France Pisier), who is now a lawyer and in love with Xaiver the Librarian (Daniel Mesguich). Antoine is in love with Sabine (Dorothée), but she breaks things off when he ditches her to go see his son at the train station. While he is there, he impulsively joins Colette on a train ride where they recall their past and go through his recent autobiographical novel. Finally, Monsieur Lucien (Julien Bertheau) also re-enters Antoine's life and they visit his mother's grave at Montmartre. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Antoine Doinel
Claude Jade
as Christine Doinel
as Sabine Bamerias
Daniel Mesguich
as Xavier Bamerias
as Liliane
Rosy Varte
as Colette's Mother
Julien Bertheau
as Monsieur Lucien
Marie Henriau
as Divorce Judge
Jean-Pierre Ducos
as Christine's Lawyer
Pierre Dios
as Maitre Renard
Alain Olivier
as Judge at Aix
Christian Lentretien
as Bloke in the train
Roland Thénot
as Angry telephonist
Julien Dubois
as Alphonse Doinel
Alexandre Janssen
as Child in Dining Car
Monique Dury
as Madame Ida
Emmanuel Clot
as Emmanuel the pal printer
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Critic Reviews for Love on the Run (L'Amour en fuite)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

The director himself admits that it's an unsatisfying conclusion to the series, though a pretty good film in its own right.

June 14, 2004
AV Club
Top Critic

As do some childhood friends, Antoine Doinel has grown away from us.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The results are more interesting than satisfying; it is a film more thought than felt.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This installment is as lightweight as the others and is still pleasing even though it has lost some of its freshness and spontaneity.

Full Review… | November 17, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

strictly for Truffaut fans, who have grown up with Antoine Doniel improvising his way through the Bohemian sections of Paris

Full Review… | June 18, 2004
Old School Reviews

Love on the Run is a cinematic valentine from Francois Truffaut to Antoine Doinel.

Full Review… | January 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Love on the Run (L'Amour en fuite)


I dislike when sitcoms do "clip shows" too.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer


Being the last film about Antoine Doinel´s life and knowing that Truffaut didn´t like it, some choices are understandable, but it is the less interesting of the series. The flashbacks are enjoyable, specially if you saw all the fims; they bring kind a feeling of nostalgia and the happenings between them add a bit.

Rubia  Carolina
Rubia Carolina

Super Reviewer

Each film in the Doinel series was not quite as good as the one before it. I liked to reminisce about the great moments from the past films, but that's all this film is: Truffaut patting himself on the back for his previous work.

Tom S.
Tom S.

Super Reviewer

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