Les 400 coups

English: The 400 Blows


The 1950's in France. Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who is thought by his parents and teachers to be a troublemaker. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character.

Reason of Choice

"Les 400 coups" is a very famous french "nouvelle vague" film. A powerful and ever-present vision of childhood with the indifference of adults. It has also become the film that any good film education advocates - which requires to "descolarize" its approach to make it still desirable by students ...
Written and directed by Truffaut, the film is his debut, and the same for his young actor Jean-Pierre Léaud.


Director: François Truffaut
Year: 1959
Lenght: 99'
Nation: France
Language: French
Sound/Silence: Sound'
Genre: Drama

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