Un chef d'œuvre. Saisissant. Frappant. Poétique. Merveilleux quoi !
The 400 BlowsCollection Grands classiques restaurésLes Quatre cents coupsby François Truffautwith Claire Maurier, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Jeanne Moreau, Jacques Demy
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.
- running time1h33
- rights end23/12/2025
- filmed inFrance
- filming format35 mm
- colourBlack and white
- screenplayFrançois Truffaut, Jacqueline Parey
- director of photographyHenri Decaë
- distributorsMk2 films
- 2technical resources
- 1educational resource