Stolen Kisses

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Stolen Kisses ★★★ ½ Baisers Voles 1968

Sequel to “The 400 Blows,” the story of Antoine Doinel: his unsuccessful career prospects as a detective in Paris, and his initially awkward but finally successful adventures with women. Made during Truffaut's involvement in a political crisis involving the sack of Cinematique Francais director Henri Langlois. Truffaut dedicated the film to Langlois and the Cinematique, but it is a thoroughly apolitical, small-scale, charming (some say too charming) romantic comedy, Truffautstyle. Followed by “Bed and Board.” 90m/C VHS, DVD . FR Jean-Pierre Leaud, Delphine Seyrig, Michael (Michel) Lonsdale, Claude Jade; D: Francois Truffaut; W: Francois Truffaut, Claude de Givray; C: Denys Clerval; M: Antoine Duhamel. Natl. Soc. Film Critics '69: Director (Truffaut).