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    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 18/8/2014 12:01
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    The 400 Blows

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    13-year-old Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) can’t seem to do anything right. His dysfunctional parents yell at him, his spiteful schoolteacher picks on him and luck just never goes his way. Despite his efforts at patience, one day it all becomes too much and Antoine throws in the towel, choosing to take his chances on the Paris streets.
    At times joyous and at others bitterly hard, his new life brings a newfound freedom – one that Antoine will follow up to its painful, poignant and beautiful conclusion.

    Francois Truffaut’s first feature film and arguably the starting point of the Nouvelle Vague, The 400 Blows is a true landmark in French cinema. Raw, honest and intensely emotional, it captures youth in startlingly vivid detail and holds a mesmerising, unflinching mirror up to life itself.

    Special Features:
    Presentation of the film by critic Serge Toubiana
    Screen tests
    Commentary by Robert Lachenay
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    16:9 black and white

    Audio Tracks:
    French mono

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    Directed By:
    François Truffaut

    Written By:

    Jean-Pierre Léaud
    Claire Maurier
    Albert Rémy

    Soundtrack By:
    Jean Constantin

    Director of Photography:
    Henri Decaë

    Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

    François Truffaut

    Artificial Eye

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