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The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) (1959)

The 400 Blows
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Jean-Pierre Léaud

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier

Claire Maurier

Gilberte Doinel - la mère d'Antoine
Albert Rémy

Albert Rémy

Julien Doinel
Guy Decomble

Guy Decomble

'Petite Feuille', the French teacher
Georges Flamant

Georges Flamant

Mr. Bigey
Daniel Couturier

Daniel Couturier

Betrand Mauricet
François Nocher

François Nocher

Un enfant / Child


Written by
François Truffaut

François Truffaut

(scenario)


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A great classic

3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 30 14:28
I always prefered 'À bout de souffle' but this one is a huge masterpiece aswell. In my opinion, it is definitely Truffaut's best movie and Jean-Pierre Léaud gives probably the best child perfomance ever. Nothing much happen storywise but it doesn't matter as the whole thing is just spellbinding. It is a great classic and a must-see for any movie fan.

"Not everybody has a tongue like yours."

1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 7 9:22
Adolescence is a difficult time for any child. It does not matter where you grow up or in what era. The period between childhood and adulthood is fraught with awkwardness and insecurity. Francois Truffaut's "The 400 Blows" examines the life of one such child as he takes his first baby steps toward a new stage in his life.
Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud) is a young man who lives with his ... read more

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7 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 2 20:46
Very classic French film. Message is very deep. It's one of the most must-see movies of all time. Ah, Children.
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Intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent who left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.
Release date: 16 November 1959
UPC: 720917507828
France (27), 1950s (24), French (17), 1959 (16), Drama (14), Childhood (12), Nouvelle Vague (11), Runaway (10), School (10), Crime (9), Coming Of Age (9), Jail (8), Black And White (8), Truffaut (6), Paris (6), Police (6), Teacher (6), Robbery (6), French New Wave (4), New Wave (4)
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