The 400 Blows (1959)
A Film by François Truffaut
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:39:32 | 7,40 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English, Chinese
Genre: Crime, Drama | The Criterion Collection #005
François Truffaut’s first feature, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates 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.