Les quatre cents coups

Les quatre cents coups

DVD - 2006 | French
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Thirteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intensely imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen.

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davidco29
Dec 13, 2016

A seminal film of the French New Wave. Truffaut, arguably, was the most nostalgic of the New Wave directors and the urban grittiness is still seen through some form of rose tinted glasses. Jean-Pierre Léaud gives one of the finest adolescent performances in the history of cinema. Period.

Davideb Mar 22, 2012

A classic of the French New Wave. Truffaut's skill with a camera is clearly unmatched by most. Antoine is perhaps the greatest child actor in the history of film. The 400 Blows is a heartbreaking look at adolescence, and one that should not be missed by anyone. Unfortunately, so many people seem to turn their noses up at foreign films. That is such a tragedy, because they are truly missing out on some of the best pieces of cinema. Don't let the subtitles deter you, The 400 Blows is an incredibly moving film.

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