The 400 blows

The 400 blows

Les quatre cents coups : with Antoine and Colette

DVD - 2003 | French
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The semi-autobiographical story of fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinel, portraying his aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. Also includes the short film, Antoine and Colette, which originally appeared as part of the film L'amour à vingt ans, picking up Antoine's story a few years later, when he is living on his own and pursuing his first love affair, initiating a lifelong career of quixotic dreams and amorous restlessness.


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Dec 29, 2014

Probably one of Truffaut's best movies. A must see if you like real cinematography. With a strong message, he takes us to a time long time gone and, at the same time, so contemporary.

Dec 02, 2013

This art-house piece by Francois Truffaut is probably his best known film. Shot in black-and-white and with a great child cast, this film portrayed a troubled youngster and the social system that mistreated him. The title is misleading after translation from French - it has nothing to do with corporal punishment. A good reference film for serious film fans.

May 02, 2013

Not the version listed. Does not contain Antoine and Colette

May 16, 2011

all parents should watch this to see that the don't go down the road of abuse by misunderstanding. and how love is available if one just looks and a second look could make things okay ie. the mother was evil but the boy would've made a good stepson.


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