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FRANCE: Antoine, a lover of classical music, becomes so enamored of Colette, a student he has seen at concerts, that he moves into a hotel across the street from her home. Eventually he makes her acquaintance and is invited to dinner. Although he is liked by her family, Colette goes out with another boy, leaving Antoine to watch television with her parents. ITALY: Leonardo, lover of both a young girl, Christina, and a wealthy older woman, Valentina, announces that he plans to marry Christina. Valentina flies into a rage and arranges a showdown with her rival. By depicting Leonardo as a hopeless spendthrift, Valentina is able to convince Christina that her future with Leonardo is doomed. JAPAN: Because of class differences, a maladjusted factory worker's love for a wealthy student is hopeless. Filled with despair, he murders his devoted girl friend and then kills the student. When the latter's body is not found, the young killer telephones a newspaper and confesses that he alone knows where her body is. GERMANY: While on a stopover in Munich, a magazine photographer spends a night with a young switchboard operator. When he returns after an extended absence and hears that she is pregnant, he decides to marry her. At their second meeting, he realizes that he loves her and decides to settle down with his new family. POLAND: Sbyssek, a workman, rescues a child from a pit in the zoo. Basia, a young woman who witnessed the incident, invites him to her apartment, where her friends treat him as a hero and then taunt him into a game of blindman's buff. While blindfolded, Sbyssek recalls the time during World War II when he was nearly shot by the Nazis. He becomes completely unnerved, and Basia, perplexed by his actions, leaves with her boyfriend Wladek.
Jean De Baroncelli
Joseph E. Levine
Jerzy Stefan Stawinski
In the segment "Antoine et Colette": on the wall of Antoine's second flat there is a poster for Cannes... les 400 coups (1997) (TV), which also starred Jean-Pierre Leaud as Antoine Doinel.
Opened in Paris in June 1962 as L'amour à vingt ans; running time: 118 min. Released in Italy in 1962 as Amore a vent'anni; in West Germany in 1962 as Liebe mit zwanzig; in Poland in 1962 as Milosc dwudziestolatków; in Japan in 1962 as Hatachi no koi. The French episode is also known as "Antoine et Colette." Original running time: 123 min.
Released in United States 1999
The version Janus Films distributes in the USA does not contain Francois Truffaut's episode due to that episode having different rights ownership than the other segments.
Released in United States 1999 (Shown (Truffaut section only) in New York City (Film Forum) as part of program "Tout Truffaut" April 23 - June 24, 1999.)