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The 400 Blows

Cast

Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Georges Flamant View All


Crew

François Truffaut (Director), François Truffaut (Writer), Marcel Moussy (Writer) View All

Released: May 4th, 1959
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes
For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.
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ahwell
I am no cinematography expert, but the camera it seems like follows not the plot but the emotions of a particular scene, and I think often that can detract from a good performance.
SamsoniteDelila
Truffaut's own childhood is the basis, and for that I greatly admire his objectivity: this film never resorts to sentimentality, never attempts to defend the apparent descent of the main character into a life of crime.