The 400 Blows
The Criterion Collection
Original Title: Les Quatre cents coups
Country of Origin: France
Production year: 1959
Director: François Truffaut
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-017527
Running time: 1:39 (99 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 09, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#5813)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 10, 2009
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 Leaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut's own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, opressive teachers, and petty crime. 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.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • The Criterion Collection
Audio format
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
François Truffaut....Director
Writing
François Truffaut....Original Material By
François Truffaut....Screenwriter
Marcel Moussy....Screenwriter
Production
Georges Charlot....Producer
Cinematography
Henri Decaë....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marie Josèphe Yoyotte....Film Editor
Cécile Decugis....Film Editor
Michèle de Possel....Film Editor
Music
Jean Constantin....Composer
Cast
Jean-Pierre Leaud....Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier....Gilberte Doinel, the Mother
Albert Rémy....Julien Doinel
Guy Decomble....'Petite Feuille', the French teacher
Georges Flamant....Mr. Bigey
Patrick Auffay....René
Daniel Couturier
François Nocher
Richard Kanayan
Renaud Fontanarosa
Michel Girard
Henry Moati
Bernard Abbou
Jean-François Bergouignan
Michel Lesignor