The 400 Blows (1959) is a masterpiece by François Truffaut.
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 mesmerizing, unflinching mirror up to life itself.
For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents (Claire Maurier, Albert Remy), Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene (Patrick Auffray), trying to plan for a better life.
When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.
Director: François TruffautFilm in French with En subtitles
Casting: Jean-Pierre Léaud
Date: February 23rd, 2022
Address: Vogue Theater, 3290 Sacramento St. San Francisco
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