The 400 Blows

Collection Grands classiques restaurésLes Quatre cents coups
by François Truffaut19581h33FictionDrama, Adventure, Classics
with Claire Maurier, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Jeanne Moreau, Jacques Demy
6 formatsFrench14 subtitles languages

A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries (disastrously) to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He inhabits a Paris of dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, and workaday streets, a city that seems big and full of possibilities only to a child's eye.

  • year
  • nationality
  • running time
  • rights end
  • filmed in
  • colour
    Black and white
  • screenplay
    François Truffaut, Jacqueline Parey
  • director of photography
    Henri Decaë
  • distributor
  • producers
    Les films du carrosse, Sedif

Kit de ressources

  • 12media
  • 2technical resources
  • 1educational resource


Un chef d'œuvre. Saisissant. Frappant. Poétique. Merveilleux quoi !

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