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

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Starring (View all)
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
Serge Moati Serge Moati
Un enfant / Child
Luc Andrieux Luc Andrieux
Le professeur de gym


Written by
François Truffaut François Truffaut
(scenario)


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A great classic

10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 30 14:28
It has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it whenever I have the opportunity. To be honest, in the same genre, I always preferred 'A bout de souffle' but this one is not far behind and it is definitely a huge masterpiece as well. By now, I have seen a bunch of the movies directed by François Truffaut’s movies and even though he had a more satisfying caree... read more

"Not everybody has a tongue like yours."

8 years, 9 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 years, 8 months 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
Tags: France (26), 1950s (26), French (20), 1959 (19), Drama (18), Childhood (13), Nouvelle Vague (11), Crime (10), School (10), Runaway (10), Coming Of Age (9), Black And White (8), Jail (8), Paris (7), Police (6), Teacher (6), Robbery (6), Truffaut (6), Foreign (4)
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