Dishonorably discharged from the army, 20-year old Antoine Doinel finds it hard adapting to civilian life in Paris. While resuming his on-again, off-again relationship with Christine, he takes on a series of jobs, including a failed stint as a hotel clerk and a turn working as a private detective.
In Stolen Kisses, Jean-Pierre Léaud has now become Antoine Doinel as an adult (barely), and runs the streets of Paris as a detective! This mischievous and whimsical adventure is François Truffaut at his most exquisite, playing with the detective thriller genre while running after romance.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria