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The 400 Blows (Criterion Collection)

The 400 Blows (Criterion Collection)

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Director François Truffaut's first feature film, THE 400 BLOWS, is a landmark in French cinema. Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is a 13-year-old boy who can't seem to do anything right. His parents yell at him and then bribe him for his love and his promises to work harder in school. Meanwhile, his schoolteacher is out to get him and blames Antoine for everything-turning him into the class clown. As a result, Antoine runs away from school and his difficult family, living on the streets of Paris and committing petty crimes. While his life on the street is tough, it's much better than dealing with his preoccupied parents and his accusatory teacher. Nonetheless, things only go downhill for Antoine, descending to a simultaneously painful and beautiful conclusion. - A truly impressive film, THE 400 BLOWS is raw, honest, and intensely emotional. Imbued with a strong and complex personality, Antoine maintains his poise and self-confidence, even as he endures abusive treatment from every adult he encounters. René Simonet (Patrick Auffray) is Antoine's one pal, and the unspoken dialogues between the boys, depicted by Truffaut through the boys' facial expressions and with masterful roving photography, allow the viewer to see through Antoine's eyes and understand his unflinching tenacity. Few films have captured the difficulties of childhood as well as this acclaimed French masterpiece. Essentially the start of the French New Wave movement, THE 400 BLOWS is also the beginning of Truffaut's Antoine Doinel cycle, which follows Léaud as Antoine in five additional films over the course of 20 years. Original Release: 1959

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    Title: The 400 Blows (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-French
    Starring: Guy Decomble, Claire Maurier, Patrick Auffray, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Albert Rémy
    Director: François Truffaut
    Release Date: 1/10/2017
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Catalog #: 2735
    UPC: 715515193818
    Item #: 1759428X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 1/10/2017
    Studio: Criterion