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The 400 Blows Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Henri Virlojeux, Jean-Claude Brialy

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THE 400 BLOWS ( Les 400 coups ) is a movie written and directed by François Truffaut. Best director at the 1959 Cannes Festival.

This film is the first entry in the Antoine Doinel saga, Truffaut's cinematographical double. Antoine is 14 years old, he lives with his mother and her new husband in a small apartment in Paris and does have some trouble at school. One day, he skips school with a friend and goes to the movies. His parents live their own lives and don't care much for him.

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The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes    -   left in charge while parents away    -   boozing    -   fighting with parents Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother    -   Step Parent(s) Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   prison    -   school    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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