Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michel Lonsdale,
The third film in François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series finds Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) dishonorably discharged from the army and looking for work on the streets of Paris. Finding shelter with his girlfriend and her sympathetic parents, he begins working as a private detective (Truffaut’s nod to Buster Keaton’s hapless gumshoe in Sherlock Jr.). His new career brings him into the orbit of the serene and alluring Fabienne Tabard (Delphine Seyrig), the beautiful wife of a shoe store proprietor, and Doinel is instantly smitten. Seyrig radiates enigmatic elegance as a New Wave femme fatale with a generous heart.