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The 400 Blows
Les quatre cents coups

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Richard

Best film ever. Wonderful camera work. Moving, heart-tugging. A young man, not loved or cherished
enough by the system around him, makes many immature choices.

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Johnny

in the 1980 remake he steals a calculator

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Calderon

I enjoyed the film until the ending. Seems all the French films end in this manner.

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Mei Mei

Nice. I enjoyed the characters.

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Anna

Can't believe this was from the 1950s! It was way ahead of its time. One of my favorite shots was the track dolly shot following a running Antoine (you'll have to watch till the end to find out why he's running!)

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Frank Sherman

i COMPLETELY disagree with you here. A lot of movies at this time were like this. To me 400 blows is a poetic SYMBOL. That's why I return to it every year and THAT'S why it's considered a classic.

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Catherine

Superb! Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Truffaut et Monsieur Leaud.

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B

Probably quite revolutionary for its time, today it is a cute, somewhat repetitive film with really good cinematography and a liberating ending. 64/100

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Maria

Not the ending that I wanted or expected. The emotional connect with the main character is personal and he makes this film more lovable.

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Stavros

Truffaut put his highly inventive palette in excellent use, creating an unforgettable film. It can't be overstated how memorable the shots of this film are.

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Matthew

Masterpiece

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Olivia

Doinel was cast so well in this film that it's easy to forget it's fiction, although it is autobiographical in nature - reflecting Truffaut's childhood. Aside from it's historical significance - arguably marking the beginning of the French New Wave - I have heard so many people describe this ...Read more

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Iain

Lots of classic nouvelle vague concepts and camera work in this movie. This is the first of multiple films Truffaut made with his autobiographical character Antoine Doinel

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Sarah

Très autobiographique chez Truffaut. IMDB.com suggested rating is PG-13 (for a few words of mild obscenity, historical smoking, domestic violence, etc. SKIP minute 58:10-58:05 for rear nudity).

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Susan

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Claire

j'ai beaucoup aimé! :) bye

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Andrew

Where is "Antoine and Colette," Truffaut's short film included in the feature "Love at Twenty?" It is on the criterion collection disc of 400 Blows. You need it here. I made this request several times.

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Matt

so amazing, thank you kanopy