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Synopsis

13-year-old Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) can't seem to do anything right. His dysfunctional parents yell at him, his spiteful schoolteacher picks on him and luck just never goes his way. Despite his efforts at patience, one day it all becomes too much and Antoine throws in the towel, choosing to take his chances on the Paris streets. At times joyous and at others bitterly hard, his new life brings a newfound freedom – one that Antoine will follow up to its painful, poignant and beautiful conclusion. Francois Truffaut's first feature film and arguably the starting point of the Nouvelle Vague, The 400 Blows is a true landmark in French cinema. Raw, honest, and intensely emotional, it captures youth in startlingly vivid detail and holds a mesmerising, unflinching mirror up to life itself.

Director

François Truffaut

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART710DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART120BD

Awards

1959 Cannes Best Director




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Also part of The Adventures of Antoine Doinel

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: PG

DIRECTOR: François Truffaut

DURATION: 95 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: English, French

AWARDS:
1959 Cannes Best Director

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