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"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.
- also known as Les Quatre Cents Coups, Les quatres-cents coups, 四百击, Los 400 golpes, The Four Hundred Blows, 400 Ha-Malkot, 400 batów, 400 kepposta, 400 spratt, 400 udaraca, Czterysta batów, De 400 slagen, De vierhonderd slagen, I quattrocento colpi, Les 400 coups, Los cuatrocientos golpes, Négyszáz csapás, Os Incompreendidos, Os quatrocentos Golpes, På vei mot livet, Sie küßten und sie schlugen ihn, Ta 400 ktypimata, Ung flugt
- country: France
- languages: French, English Language
- producer: François Truffaut
- written by François Truffaut & Marcel Moussy
- based on a story by François Truffaut & Marcel Moussy
- Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel
- Claire Maurier as Gilberte Doinel
- Albert Rémy as Julien Doinel
- Guy Decomble as Sourpuss
- Georges Flamant as Mr. Bigey
- Patrick Auffay as René
- Jean-Claude Brialy as Man trying to pick up woman looking for her dog
- Marius Laurey as L'inspecteur Cabanel
- Jacques Demy as Policeman
- Jeanne Moreau as Woman looking for her dog
- Daniel Couturier as Bertrand Mauricet
- Robert Beauvais as Director of the school
- Richard Kanayan as Child
- Claude Mansard as Examining Magistrate
- Pierre Repp as The English Teacher
- cinematography by Henri Decaë
- edited by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte
- music by Jean Constantin
- set decoration by Bernard Evein
- genres: Crime Fiction, Film à clef, Drama, Coming-of-age story, Biographical film, Family
- rating: G
- released on (56 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination for Marcel Moussy & François Truffaut
- Cannes Best Director Award, received by François Truffaut
- Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, received by François Truffaut
- French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Award for Best French Film, received by François Truffaut
"400 Blows" is a musical EP of Mao.
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- 400 Blows were a British industrial/post punk band founded in 1981.
- 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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Introduction to Film (2016)
by Nick Lacey
The 400 Blows is a semiautobiographical film and it leaves out one keyĝure ...
The 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 ...
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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