Rank: 51/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The 400 Blows or Les Quatre Cents Coups is a French film directed by François Truffaut considered one of the most defining films of the French New Wave displaying many of the characteristic traits of the movement. The story revolves around Antoine Doinel, an ordinary adolescent in Paris who is thought by his parents and teachers to be a trouble maker.

Movie Synopsis:

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Les Quatre Cents Coups
  • Original Language: fr
  • Studio: Curzon Artificial Eye
  • Director: François Truffaut
  • Actors: Guy Decomble
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 99
  • Release Date: 1959-05-04
  • Vote Average: 8
  • Popularity: 7.098602
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B00MNL6L4I
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 99

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