Stolen Kisses Stolen Kisses
  • France
  • 1968
  • 91 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #186

Jean-Pierre Léaud returns in the delightful Stolen Kisses, the third installment in the Antoine Doinel series. It is now 1968, and the mischievous and perpetually love-struck Doinel has been dishonorably discharged from the army and released onto the streets of Paris, where he stumbles into the unlikely profession of private detective and embarks on a series of misadventures. Whimsical, nostalgic, and irrepressibly romantic, Stolen Kisses is Truffaut’s timeless ode to the passion and impetuosity of youth.

Cast

Antoine DoinelJean-Pierre Léaud
Fabienne TabardDelphine Seyrig
Monsieur Tabard Michael Lonsdale
Christine DarbonClaude Jade
Monsieur Henri Harry-Max
Monsieur BladyAndré Falcon
Monsieur DarbonDaniel Ceccaldi
Madame Darbon Claire Duhamel
Madame CatherineCatherine Lutz
The strange manSerge Rousseau

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Introduction by film historian Serge Toubiana, discussing the genesis of the film and the tumultuous events surrounding the 1968 removal of Henri Langlois as director of the Cinémathèque française
  • Excerpt from the TV show Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans, dix films in which Truffaut discusses his vision of the Doinel cycle, and the complex relationship between Doinel and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud
  • Archival newsreel footage of the “Langlois Affair,” documenting protests by Truffaut and other French film industry luminaries against the removal of Cinémathèque française director Henri Langlois
  • Promotional spot featuring Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut appealing for public support of Henri Langlois
  • Newsreel footage of Truffaut’s impassioned rally to shut down the 1968 Cannes Film Festival in support of striking students and workers
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Film Essays

Stolen Kisses

By Andrew Sarris April 28, 2003

The Antoine Doinel of Stolen Kisses—the third of five screen incarnations—was almost a decade older than the movingly delinquent child who electrified audiences in The 400 Blows at the 1959 . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Stolen Kisses

By Andrew Sarris April 28, 2003

The Antoine Doinel of Stolen Kisses—the third of five screen incarnations—was almost a decade older than the movingly delinquent child who electrified audiences in The 400 Blows at the 1959 . . . Read more »