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400 Blows


"400 Blows" a.k.a. "The 400 Blows" is a 1959 French drama film, the debut by director François Truffaut; it stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who is thought by his parents and teachers to be a troublemaker. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character. The second is the short film Antoine and Colette.


"400 Blows" is a musical EP of Mao.

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  1. 400 Blows were a British industrial/post punk band founded in 1981.
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    • albums: "Look", "Movin'", "Runaway / Breakdown", "Groove Jumping", "The Good Clean English Fist", "The Return of the Dog", "Breakdown", "Pressure", "Let the Music Play", "Declaration of Intent", "…If I Kissed Her I'd Have To Kill Her First…"
  2. 400 Blows is a Los Angeles-based band, formed in 1997, and is signed to Gold Standard Laboratories. The group's sound incorporates elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal, and their live shows have been noted for their ferocity. After 3.19.98 in 1999, in 2000 the band released Black Rainbow, and their third LP was 2006's Angel's Trumpets and Devil's Trombones.
    • albums: "Black Rainbow", "Angel's Trumpets and Devil's Trombones"

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Google previewIntroduction to Film (2016)

by Nick Lacey

The 400 Blows is a semiautobiographical film and it leaves out one keyĝure ...

Google previewThe End (1995)

Narration and Closure in the Cinema by Richard John Neupert

Instead of a film that moves toward any such thematic resolution, The 400 Blows is a film constructed out of seemingly chance events that complicate rather than complete such thematic developments. Antoine's story is composed of brief vignettes which generally end in some incomplete ...

Google previewMental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

Some of the films that illustrate childhood psychopathology include The Butcher Boy, Forbidden Games, Fanny and Alexander, The 400 Blows, The Best Little Girl in the World, Lord of the Flies, The Tin Drum, The Wild Child, Every Man for Himself and God against All, and We Have to Talk about Kevin. The psychological sequelae associated with childhood poverty are documented in Slumdog Millionaire, El Norte, Pixote, and Salaam Bombay. The general public is fascinated by ...

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