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The 400 Blows

Les quatre cents coups

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Directed by François Truffaut
France, 1959
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

The 400 Blows traces 14-year-old Antoine Doinel’s odyssey through a life of aloof parents, oppressive teachers and petty crime. A loner on the brink of rebellion, Antoine is buoyed along the way by a touching friendship, a love of cinema, and the hope of escape.

Synopsis

The 400 Blows traces 14-year-old Antoine Doinel’s odyssey through a life of aloof parents, oppressive teachers and petty crime. A loner on the brink of rebellion, Antoine is buoyed along the way by a touching friendship, a love of cinema, and the hope of escape.

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The 400 BlowsDirected byFrançois Truffaut

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1959 | 2 wins including: Best Director
Academy Awards
1960 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

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