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400 Blows, The ( quatre cents coups, Les ) (1959) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

309

Avg. Rating:

3.18/4

# of Ratings:

142

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

PG

Language:

French

Theater Date:

11/16/1959

Director:

François Truffaut

Actors:

Jean-Pierre Léaud
Claire Maurier
Guy Decomble
Albert Rémy
Patrick Auffay

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A young boy is stuck in a world where no one understands him. He runs away from his hard life and commits to the life of a petty thief.

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Moviehead 03/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Definitely special film, i won't call it brilliant but i can surely watch it again

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A semi-autobiographical tale that is strikingly beautiful, both visually and emotionally. If I could define this film by any word, it would be freedom. This film is evidence that great storytelling is, at heart, visual.

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Chris Kavan 12/19/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An influential film by French master François Truffaut. This was the first Truffaut film I had seen, and it was a great experience. The story and characters come together perfectly. It's simple yet makes an impact.

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Allison 12/23/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

Somehow, I don't like Francois Truffaut's movies about children as much. I wasn't wild about this one, but I'm glad I gave him another chance. I've liked the rest of his movies, except of course the ones about children: The Wild Child and Small Change.

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05/04/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Muss ein Film ausstrahlen, wieviel Spass die Macher dabei hatten, ihn zu drehen? Oder ist es wichtig, dass wir die Qualen nachvollziehen, die es bereiteten, dieses Werk fertigzustellen? Für mich lautet die Antwort: Zwei Mal deutlich NEIN!! Francois Truffauts Les quatre cents coups ist einer der gefühlvollsten, mitreissendsten, bewegendsten, wundervollsten Filme über das Heranwachsen, die je gemacht wurde! Inspiriert durch Truffauts eigene Adoleszenz, sehen wir einen Jungen, der sich in den Strassen von Paris herumtreibt und ziemlich offen dafür ist, auf die schiefe Bahn zu geraten. Die Erwachsenen betrachten ihn als einen, der nur Ärger bringt. Wir aber teilen mit ihm auch intime Momente, etwa, wenn er vor seinem Schrein eine Kerze für den Dichter Balzac entzündet. In seiner letzten Szene...

 

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The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) review

Sourpuss is the nickname given to the teacher of a class where the boys mock him during class. Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) has a cynical cheating mother with an optimistic father who cares for his son. Subjects of parenting, survival, fidelity, juvenile delinquents, future circumstances of a location, friendship, trust and improper education were tackled throughout the well-directed film. Score was delightful and direction was fluid to keep the viewer glued to the screen. Humor was really funny and character development was detailed and clear to keep you engaged throughout the movie.

If it weren’t for the sincere acting of Jean-Pierre Léaud and vivid direction this picture would have not been effective and entertaining. Cinematography was superb from the myriad of angles...

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4/4 

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