The “Man With No Name” returns, this time teaming with two gunslingers in pursuit of a cache of gold. From sun-drenched panoramas to hard close-ups, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of the most ambitious and stylistically influential westerns ever made.
Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Hans Landa. She escapes to Paris, where she becomes the owner of a cinema. Elsewhere, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution.
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.