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The 400 Blows (1959)  link to The 400 Blows on IMDb  

Number: 488

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IMDb Rating:
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8.1/10 (71687 votes)

Country: French, 99 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director(s): François Truffaut

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud (as Antoine Doinel), Georges Flamant (as Mr. Bigey), Claire Maurier (as Gilberte Doinel - la mère d'Antoine), Albert Rémy (as Julien Doinel), Guy Decomble (as 'Petite Feuille', the French teacher)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: 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......... 2 copies

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Apr 26, 2017