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400 Blows, The
Truffaut, François. France. 1959.
- 400 Blows, The
- Alternate Title:
- The Four Hundred Blows; Les 400 Coups
- Truffaut, François
- Production Co:
- Films du Carrosse; SEDIF
- Criterion Collection, 2008
- 1 videodisc of 1.   BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.
Feature.   100 minutes.   b/w.
sound - Dolby digital monaural.   widescreen
- French with optional English subtitles
- With Jean-Pierre Léaud. Truffaut’s feature film debut, inspired in part by his own troubled childhood. Young Antoine Doinel is misunderstood at home and tormented in school. and frequently runs away from both. The boys troubles grow increasingly grave as he steals a typewriter from his father and ends up in jail, where a psychiatrist begins probing the sources of the boy’s troubles. Supplemental features include: audio commentary by Brian Stonehill (film scholar); audio commentary by Robert Lachenay (Truffaut friend); audition footage of Léaud, Patrick Auffay & Richard Kanayan (6 min, total); newsreel of Léaud in Cannes for the premiere [excerpt] (1959, 6 min); FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT OU L’ESPRIT CRITIQUE [EXCERPT] (1965, 23 min); interview with Truffaut on the “Cinéppanorama” [excerpt] (Jean Bescont, 7, 1960, min); theatrical trailer. Essay booklet available from checkout.
- Link to:
- FII catalog |