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The 400 Blows

  NR HD

Francois Truffaut

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Plot Summary

François Truffaut’s first feature, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blowssensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. The film marks Truffaut’s passage from leading critic of the French New Wave to his emergence as one of Europe’s most brilliant auteurs.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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  • Reviews Counted: 52
  • Fresh: 52
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 9.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Amazingly, this vigorous effort is the first feature film of M. Truffaut, who had previously been (of all things!) the movie critic for a French magazine. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: An engaging, moving film. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Forget my curmudgeonly attitude and see it -- again, or for the first time -- for yourself. – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A remarkable confluence of talents are at work here. – Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Amazing! Simply put it that way

Wow these type of films are rare in the making. I stumbled upon this a while ago and was blown away by the direction, acting, and how well the story line flowed. Antoine Doniel is what every kid is and wants to be a free, rebellious, curious spirit. What a great character, and reading how most of the actors lines he did were improv, simply amazing.

The 400 Blows

Great film of the French New Wave. So sad, and yet so real. Stuff like this doesn't get made in the Hollywood crap machine.

Truffaut. Discover the French new wave with this and Breathless

The French new wave of the 60s brought to you by its titan director. Watch it and be amazed.

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1959

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