french films > The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups)

The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups)

Quatre Cents Coups (Les)

The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups)

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy

year: 1959

colour: no

certificate: PG

director: François Truffaut

runtime: 101

A superbe tale about childhood and freedom Truffaut's debut feature contains a miraculously truthful performance from the teenage Léaud as the director's alter ego. At once, a sympathetic portrait of juvenile delinquency and an engagingly fresh work of art which was rewarded with a top prize at Cannes and an Oscar nomination for Best original screenplay.


Comments are moderated. They are displayed after an administrator validation.


You can reload the captcha by clicking on it