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The 400 Blows
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - François Truffaut


Director François Truffaut's first feature film, THE 400 BLOWS, is a landmark in French cinema. Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is a 13-year-old boy who can't seem to do anything right. His parents yell at him and then bribe him for his love and his promises to work harder in school. Meanwhile, his schoolteacher is out to get him and blames Antoine for everything--turning him into the class clown. As a result, Antoine runs away from school and his difficult family, living on the streets of Paris and committing petty crimes. While his life on the street is tough, it's much better than dealing with his preoccupied parents and his accusatory teacher. Nonetheless, things only go downhill for Antoine, descending to a simultaneously painful and beautiful conclusion.

 

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GENRES - classics, drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 99 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1959

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - France

LANGUAGE - French

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Black & White

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