The 400 Blows

1959 ****1/2 99 mins.

Francois Truffaut's first feature film still stands today as a fascinating and very well made motion picture. Inspired by Truffaut's own childhood, the film centers around Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud), who, for lack of better terminology, is a juvenile delinquent. The film is frustrating at times, the the closing shot is just plain horrible, but otherwise the film is still very fantastic. The film is a bit tough to get through the first time, but the second time is much more enjoyable and rewarding.
Not Rated.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Dyaliscope)
The Criterion Collection Spine #5

Starring:
Jean-Pierre Leaud + Claire Maurier + Albert Remy + Guy Decomble + George Flamant + Patrick Auffay

Original Story by
Francois Truffaut

Adaptation by
Marcel Moussy and Francois Truffaut

Directed by
Francois Truffaut


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