Les quatre cents coups

The 400 Blows

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A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries (disastrously) to return them.

Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He inhabits a Paris of dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, and workaday streets, a city that seems big and full of possibilities only to a child's eye.

Language
In French with English subtitles
Origin
France
Year Released
1963
Play Time
93 min
Age Category
TBC
Director
François Truffaut
Cast
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy
Color
Black & White
"One of the French new wave's most accessible and best-loved films."
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian