The 400 Blows

Release Date

Mon 6th May

Rating

PG

Run Time

100

Showtimes for Aldeburgh Cinema :

Mon 6th May

20:00

Mon 17th June

20:00

Sun 21st July

16:00

Synopsis

François Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut's passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.