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The 400 Blows

Les quatre cents coups

Directed by François Truffaut
France, 1959


Truffaut’s cinematic figurehead, Jean-Pierre Léaud, is living a childhood populated with absent or oppressive role-models and petty crime. Based on the trials and tribulations of the directors own experiences this was part of the cinematic innovation that birthed the New Wave.

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