FFF Recommends: The 400 Blows

January 15, 2022

15 JANUARY 2022



Truffauts New Wave Classic

The 400 Blows

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The 400 Blows / Les Quatre Cents Coups (PG)


Considered one of the defining films of French New Wave cinema, Truffaut’s The 400 Blows marks his directorial debut. The autobiographical film follows a few months in the life of Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) a misunderstood 12-year-old Parisian who struggles with his parents and teachers because of his rebellious behaviour, and seeks refuge in running away.


Director François Truffaut
Cast Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Patrick Auffay
1959 | France | 99 mins
French with English subtitles


Awards & Festivals

Winner, Best Director Award (François Truffaut)Cannes International Film Festival (1959)


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