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Truffaut was one of the greats of the French new wave. He wrote the treatment for Breathless and magnificently debuted with The 400 Blows. Anyone who worked with Truffaut could boast about working with him. Great actors whom he worked with include: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Isabelle Adjani, Catherine Deneuve (and her sister Françoise Dorléac), Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Julie Christie (pictured above), Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nathalie Baye, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claire Maurier, and singer Charles Aznavour. Ranked list Tier One 1. Vivement dimanche! / Confidentially Yours 2.… Read more


Truffaut was one of the greats of the French new wave. He wrote the treatment for Breathless and magnificently debuted with The 400 Blows.


Anyone who worked with Truffaut could boast about working with him. Great actors whom he worked with include: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Isabelle Adjani, Catherine Deneuve (and her sister Françoise Dorléac), Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Julie Christie (pictured above), Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nathalie Baye, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claire Maurier, and singer Charles Aznavour.

Ranked list

Tier One
1. Vivement dimanche! / Confidentially Yours
2. Antoine and Colette
3. Jules et Jim
4. Baisers voles / Stolen Kisses
5. Domicile conjugal /Bed & Board
6. The Man Who Loved Women
7. Le Dernier métro / The Last Metro
8. Les Quatre cents coups / The 400 Blows
9. Nuit Americaine / Day for Night
10. La Mariee Etait en noir / The Bride Wore Black
11. Tirez sur le pianiste / Don’t Shoot the Piano Player
12. Une histoire d’eau (1961) co-directed with Jean-Luc Godard
13. Une belle fille comme moi / A Gorgeous Bird Like Me (1972)
14. La Sirène du Mississipi / Mississippi Mermaid
15. L’Argent de poche / Small Change
16. La chambre verte/The Green Room

Tier Two
17. L’Amour en fuite/Love on the Run
18. Fahrenheit 451
19. L’Histoire d’Adèle H. /The Story of Adele H.
20. La Petite voleuse/The Little Thief (based on a script by François Truffaut, directed by Claude Miller)
21. Les Mistons/The Kids
22. L’Enfant Sauvage/Wild Child
23. Les Deux anglaises et le continent/Two English Girls
24. La Peau douce/The Soft Skin
25. Tire-au-flanc 62 (1960)

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