The 400 Blows

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Crime
  • Release year: 1959
  • Running time: 99 min
François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s... read more
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François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.

Original Release

06/03/1959

US Release

11/16/1959

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Cast

Jean-Pierre Leaud Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier Gilberte Doinel / Gilberte Doinel - la mère d'Antoine
Albert Remy Julien Doinel
Guy Decomble French Teacher / 'Petite Feuille', the French teacher
Robert Beauvais Director of the school
Georges Flamant Mr. Bigey
Patrick Auffay René
Yvonne Claudie Mme Bigey
Pierre Repp English Teacher / The English Teacher
Daniel Couturier Betrand Mauricet
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Francois Truffaut

Writers

Francois Truffaut, Marcel Moussy

Cast

Jean-Pierre Leaud Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier Gilberte Doinel / Gilberte Doinel - la mère d'Antoine
Albert Remy Julien Doinel
Guy Decomble French Teacher / 'Petite Feuille', the French teacher
Robert Beauvais Director of the school
Georges Flamant Mr. Bigey
Patrick Auffay René
Yvonne Claudie Mme Bigey
Pierre Repp English Teacher / The English Teacher
Daniel Couturier Betrand Mauricet
François Nocher Un enfant / Child
Richard Kanayan Un enfant / Child
Renaud Fontanarosa Un enfant / Child
Michel Girard Un enfant / Child
Serge Moati Un enfant / Child
Bernard Abbou Un enfant / Child
Jean-François Bergouignan Un enfant / Child
Michel Lesignor Un enfant / Child
Jean-Claude Brialy Man in Street
Jeanne Moreau Woman with Dog

Producers

Editors

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

1960 Oscar Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
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