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|ANTOINE AND COLETTE (director/writer: Francois Truffaut; cinematographer: ; editor: ; music: Georges Delerue; cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud (Antoine Doinel), Marie-France Pisier (Colette), Patrick Auffay (Rene), Jean-François Adam (Albert Tazzi), François Darbon (Colette's stepfather), Rosy Varte (Colette's mother); Runtime: 32; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: ; Twentieth Century Fox; 1962-France-in French with English subtitles)|
|"It's a delightful look at
young romance and its pitfalls."
by Dennis Schwartz
Truffaut ("Love on the Run"/"Stolen
Kisses"/"Bed and Board") directs this black and white
shot comical 32-minute short, a sequel to his The 400
Blows that was originally
released as a chapter in Love At Twenty. The 17-year-old Antoine
Triffaut's fictional alter ego, who a few years after
his juvenile delinquent experience in The 400 Blows
lives alone in Paris's Le Cluse section, works for
Philips' record company pressing records and relaxes
by regularly attending classical youth concerts with
his delinquent friend Rene (Patrick Auffay), now a stockbroker. At a
Berlioz concert for youth, Antoine spots the
attractive student Colette (Marie-France Pisier) in the audience and after
a few more encounters with her, finally begins a
relationship. Her parents adore him but the elusive
Colette only considers Antoine more a friend than a
love interest, as her chilly reaction to his advances
to kiss her leaves him brokenhearted.
It's a delightful look at young romance and its pitfalls. It's based on Truffaut's experience with a young woman he met as a youth in a cinema.
REVIEWED ON 7/18/2013 GRADE: B+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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