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

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




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Movie Info

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


Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Antoine Doinel
Claude Jade
as Christine
as Liliane
as Dorothee
as Sabine
Rosy Varte
as Colette's Mother
Marie Henriau
as Divorce Judge
Julien Bertheau
as M. Lucien
Jean-Pierre Ducos
as Christine's Lawyer
Alain Olivier
as Judge at Aix
Pierre Dios
as Maitre Renard
Alain Ollivier
as Judge Aix
Christian Lentretien
as Bloke in the train
Monique Dury
as Mme. Ida
Emmanuel Clot
as Antoine's Friend
Roland Thénot
as Angry telephonist
Julien Dubois
as Alphonse Doinel
Alexandre Janssen
as Restaurant Car Child
Chantal Zaugg
as Restaurant Car Child
Daniel Mesguich
as Xavier Barnerias
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Critic Reviews for Love on the Run (L'Amour en fuite)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

"Love on the Run" is such a self-derivative triviality that a substantial percentage of the running time is devoted to excerpts from the previous Doinel films.

May 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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
Top Critic

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

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5

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

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Love on the Run seems to have been made on the run and for no reason other than to make a movie.

February 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite its flaws, Love on the Run is a delightful film.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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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