The 400 Blows (1959) (Tv Show)

The 400 Blows (1959)

The 400 Blows (1959)
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.


Seemingly in constant trouble at school, 14 year-old Antoine Doinel returns at the end of every day to a drab and unhappy home life. His parents have little money and he sleeps on a couch that's been pushed into the kitchen. He knows his mother is having an affair and his parents bicker constantly. He decides to skip school and begins a downward spiral of lies and later stealing. His parents are at their wits end and after he's stopped by the police, they decide the best thing to do would be to let Antoine face the consequences. He's sent to a juvenile detention facility where he doesn't do much better. He does manage to escape however.


Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay, Daniel Couturier, François Nocher, Richard Kanayan, Renaud Fontanarosa, Michel Girard, Serge Moati, Bernard Abbou, Jean-François Bergouignan, Michel Lesignor


Director: François Truffaut
Writers: François Truffaut (scenario), Marcel Moussy (adaptation) (as M. Moussy)
Genres: Crime, Drama
Certificate: Not Rated
Country: France
Language: French, English
Release Date: 16 November 1959 (USA)
Also Known As: The 400 Blows
Runtime: 99 min
Sound Mix: Mono
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

The 400 Blows (1959)

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