The 400 Blows
Original Title: Les Quatre cents coups
Country of Origin: France
Production year: 1959
Director: François Truffaut
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 720917-507828
Running time: 1:39 (99 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 27, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#20)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 23, 2002
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Truffaut's first feature film, The 400 Blows, which established Truffaut's reputation and launched the series of "Antoine Doinel" films, Traffaut's on-screen alter-ego.

Considered to be one of the most influential films of adolescence, The 400 Blows follows 13-year old Antoine (Jean-Pierre Leaud), as he turns to a life of small-time crime to escape the neglect he receives at home from his parents and the harsh criticism of his teacher. As young Antoine ventures out on his own, he discovers the freedom he longs for is not easily attained.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Fox Lorber
 • Les Films du Carrosse
 • Sédif Productions
Audio format
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
François Truffaut....Director
Production
François Truffaut....Producer
Cinematography
Henri Decaë....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte....Film Editor
Music
Jean Constantin....Composer
Sound
Jean-Claude Marchetti....Sound Editor
Cast
Jean-Pierre Léaud....Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier....Gilberte Doinel, the Mother
Albert Rémy....Julien Doinel
Guy Decomble....'Petite Feuille', the French tchr.
Georges Flamant....Mr. Bigey
Patrick Auffray....Rene
Daniel Couturier....Boy
François Nocher....Boy
Richard Kanayan....Abbou
Renaud Fontanarosa....Boy
Michel Girard....Boy
Henry Moati....Boy
Bernard Abbou....Boy
Jean-François Bergouignan....Boy
Michel Lesignor....Boy
Luc Andrieux
Robert Beauvais....Director of the School
Bouchon
Christian Brocard
Yvonne Claudie....Mme Bigey
Marius Laurey
Claude Mansard....Examining Magistrate
Jacques Monod....Commissioner
Pierre Repp....The English Teacher
Henri Virlojeux....Night Watchman
Jean-Claude Brialy....Man in Street (uncredited)
Jacques Demy....Policeman (uncredited)
Jean Douchet....The Lover (uncredited)
Simone Jolivet
Jeanne Moreau....Woman with Dog (uncredited)
Laure Paillette
François Truffaut....Man in Funfair (uncredited)