Love on the Run (1979 film)

Love on the Run (French: L'amour en fuite) is a 1979 French comedy-drama 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.

Love on the Run
Original film poster
Directed byFrançois Truffaut
Produced byMarcel Berbert
François Truffaut
Written byFrançois Truffaut
Marie-France Pisier
Jean Aurel
Suzanne Schiffman
StarringJean-Pierre Léaud
Claude Jade
Marie-France Pisier
Music byGeorges Delerue
CinematographyNéstor Almendros
Edited byMartine Barraqué-Curie
Les Films du Carrosse
Distributed byAMLF
Release date
  • 29 January 1979 (1979-01-29)
Running time
94 minutes
Box office437,522 admissions (France)[1]


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.[2]



  1. Box Office information for Francois Truffaut films at Box Office Story
  2. "". Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  3. Allen, Don. Finally Truffaut. New York: Beaufort Books. 1985. ISBN 0-8253-0335-4. OCLC 12613514. pp. 237-238.
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