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The 400 Blows

Les quatre cents coups

directed by François Truffaut
France 1959
  • 99 min
4.4
12,912 Ratings

Synopsis

The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of director François Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship—between director and his on-screen counterpart, Jean-Pierre Léaud—that would last a lifetime.