The 400 Blows with Antoine and Colette
The Criterion Collection
Original Title: Les quatre cents coups
Country of Origin: France
Production year: 1959
Director: François Truffaut
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-013628
Running time: 2:10 (130 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 29, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#3350)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
François Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) sensitively recreates the trials of Truffaut's own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. The film marks Truffaut's passage from leading critic of the French New Wave to his emergence as one of Europe's most brilliant auteurs. Also included is Antoine and Collette, Truffaut's acclaimed 30-minute film from the 1962 omnibus feature L'amour à vingt ans.
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The 400 Blows with Antoine and Colette (The Criterion Collection)
The 400 Blows with Antoine and Colette (The Criterion Collection)
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Les Films du Carrosse
 • S.E.D.I.F.
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Wellspring Media
 • MK2 Diffusion
Audio format
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
Commentary
English
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
Crew
 The 400 Blows
Direction
François Truffaut....Director
Writing
François Truffaut....Original Material By
M. Moussy....Screenwriter
François Truffaut....Screenwriter
Production
Georges Charlot....Producer
Cinematography
Henri Decae....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte....Film Editor
Cécile Decugis....Film Editor
Michèle de Possel....Film Editor
Music
Jean Constantin....Composer
Sound
Jean-Claude Marchetti....Sound
Jean Labussière....Sound
Art
Bernard Evein....Production Designer
 Antoine and Colette
Direction
François Truffaut....Director
Production
Pierre Roustang....Producer
Cinematography
Raoul Coutard....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Claudine Bouché....Film Editor
Music
Georges Delerue....Composer
Cast
 The 400 Blows
Jean-Pierre Leaud....Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier....Madame Doinel
Albert Remy....Monsieur Doinel
Guy Decomble....Teacher ("Little Quiz")
Georges Flamant....Monsieur Bigey
Patrick Auffay....René Bigey
Daniel Couturier....Child
François Nocher....Child
Richard Kanayan....Child
Renaud Fontanarosa....Child
Michel Girard....Child
Henry Moati....Child
Bernard Abbou....Child
Jean-François Bergouignan....Child
Michel Lesignor....Child
Luc Andrieux
Robert Beauvais
Bouchon
Christian Brocard
Yvonne Claudie
Marius Laurey
Claude Mansard
Jacques Monod
Pierre Repp
Henri Virlogeux
 Antoine and Colette
Jean-Pierre Leaud....Antoine Doinel
Marie-France Pisier....Colette
Patrick Auffay....René Bigey (uncredited)
Rosy Varte....Colette's mother (uncredited)
François Darbon....Colette's stepfather (uncredited)
Jean-François Adam....Albert Tazzi (uncredited)