The 400 Blows (1959)




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Title: The 400 Blows
Genre: Crime, Drama
Year: 1959
Directed by: François Truffaut
Writer: François Truffaut (scenario), Marcel Moussy (adaptation), François Truffaut (adaptation), Marcel Moussy (dialogue)
Language: French, English
Runtime: 99 min
Country: France

Cast
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble

Synopsis
Seemingly in constant trouble at school, 14 year-old Antoine Doinel returns at the end of every day to a drab and unhappy home life. His parents have little money and he sleeps on a couch that's been pushed into the kitchen. He knows his mother is having an affair and his parents bicker constantly. He decides to skip school and begins a downward spiral of lies and later stealing. His parents are at their wits end and after he's stopped by the police, they decide the best thing to do would be to let Antoine face the consequences. He's sent to a juvenile detention facility where he doesn't do much better. He does manage to escape however.........

Production: Zenith International Films  
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