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The 400 Blows DVD

aka Les Quatre Cents Coups, Francois Truffaut, 1959

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Film Details

Directed by Francois Truffaut

Produced in 1959

Main Language - FRENCH with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - European Film, French Film


Albert Remy, Claire Maurier, Jean-Pierre Leaud


Classic Drama MoviesEuropean FilmFrench Film

Film Description

Ushering in the New Wave, Truffaut's first feature must have sent a frisson of horror through the ranks of the old guard. Keen, rebellious, cinematic, The 400 Blows seemed to renew the vows of cinema itself. Classical Realism was dead...let's take a look at the world now! The first in the Antoine Doinel series.

The 400 Blows

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: Cinema Club

Length: 99 mins

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 and 4:3

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 25th September 2006

Cat No: CCD30496

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Commentaries:Robert Lachenay (A Childhood Friend Of Truffaut)
  • Documentaries: A Portrait Of Francois Truffaut
  • The Brats (Les Mistons) - Short Film, Introduction By Writer And Director Serge Toubiana

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by Anon on 4th January 2000

A masterpiece by "New Wave" director Francois Truffaut in his debut film. Antoine Doinel is a Parisian teenager who becomes a small time criminal in a desperate cry f... Read on

by Anon on 13th September 1999

"To Raise Merry Hell", Truffaut's first feature, launched the Nouvelle Vague with a bang when it swept on the scene at the Paris Film Festival in 1959 winning Best Dir... Read on

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