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The 400 Blows

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Original title
Les quatre cents coups (Les 400 coups)aka
AKA
  • The Four Hundred Blows
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Marcel Moussy, François Truffaut
Music
Jean Constantin
Cinematography
Henri Decae (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Les Films du Carrosse
Genre
Drama | Nouvelle vague (New Wave). Cult Movie. Teen/coming-of-age. Education
Movie Groups
Antoine Doinel
New
Synopsis / Plot
14-year-old Antoine Doinel has troubles at home and at school. Ignored and neglected by his parents, his relationship with his mother is further strained when he discovers that she has taken a secret lover. Added to this, his school teachers have written him off as a troublemaker and, with luck seemingly never on his side, it is Antoine who ends up getting the blame for bad behaviour. Finding refuge only in his love of cinema, Antoine soon finds it necessary to break free, and discover what the world can offer outside of the confines of his everyday life.
Awards
1959: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1959: Cannes Film Festival: Best Director
1959: New York Film Festival: Best Foreign Film
1959: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
1960: BAFTA Awards: 2 Nominations including to Best Film
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