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Les quatre cents coups = 400 blows (1959)
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DVD 019 311
Les quatre cents coups
Alternate titles:
400 blows
Four hundred blows
Antoine and Colette
Originally produced:
Fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinel lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen. Semiautobiographical.
un co-production de S.E.D.I.F. et Les Films du Carrosse ; scenario de François Truffaut ; adaptation de M. Moussy et F. Truffaut; dialogues de Marcel Moussy ; mise en scene de François Truffaut.
[Irvington, NY] The Criterion Collection, c2003.
In French with English subtitles.
1 DVD (129 min.) : sound, black & white
Country of production:
Films du carrosse (Firm)
Truffaut, François
Moussy, Marcel
Truffaut, François
Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay (400 blows); Jean-Pierre Leaud, Marie-France Pisier (Antoine and Colette).
Director of photography, Henri Decae; edited by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Cécile Decigis et Michè;e de Possel; music by Jean Constantin (400 blows). Director of photography, Raoul Coutard; editor, Claudine Bouché; music, Georges Delerue (Antoine and Colette).
Special features: shot-by-shot audio essay by Brian Stonehill; additional commentary by Truffaut's lifelong friend Robert Lachenay; theatrical trailer for The 400 blows; audition footage of Leaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan; newsreel footage of Leaud in Cannes in 1959; French television interview with Truffaut; Truffaut's film Antoine et Colette, filmed as part of the compilation feature L'Amour à vingt ans (20th Century Fox ; Ulysse-productions ... [et al.] presentent un film tourné dans cinq pays / [Truffaut contribution] produit par Pierre Roustang ; réalisateur, François Truffaut).
Original aspect ratio.
On container: Wellspring ; mk2diffusion.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1959.
Alienation (Social psychology) Drama.
Problem youth Drama.
Doinel, Antoine (Fictitious character) Drama.
Motion pictures, French.
Paris (France) Social conditions Drama.
Feature films.
Crime films.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Crime films
Genre: Feature films
Year: 1950s
Spoken language: French
Subtitles: English
Title: Quatre cents coups = 400 blows
Director: Truffaut, François
Actor: Leaud, Jean-Pierre
Actor: Maurier, Claire
Actor: Remy, A
Musical score composer: Constantin, Jean
Production studio: Films du carrosse (Firm)
Country of production: France
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action