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The 400 Blows (1959)

Angel faces hell-bent for violence.

Genre : Drama

Runtime : 1H 39M

Director : François Truffaut
Writer : François Truffaut

Synopsis

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, 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.

Actors

Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier
Claire Maurier
Gilberte Doinel
Albert Rémy
Albert Rémy
Julien Doinel
Georges Flamant
Georges Flamant
Mr. Bigey
Patrick Auffay
Patrick Auffay
René
Robert Beauvais
Robert Beauvais
Director of the school
Yvonne Claudie
Yvonne Claudie
Mme Bigey
Pierre Repp
Pierre Repp
English Teacher
Guy Decomble
Guy Decomble
French Teacher
Daniel Couturier
Daniel Couturier
Betrand Mauricet
François Nocher
François Nocher
Child
Richard Kanayan
Richard Kanayan
Child
Renaud Fontanarosa
Renaud Fontanarosa
Child
Michel Girard
Michel Girard
Child
Serge Moati
Serge Moati
Child
Bernard Abbou
Bernard Abbou
Child
Jean-François Bergouignan
Jean-François Bergouignan
Child
Michel Lesignor
Michel Lesignor
Child
Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy
Man in Street
Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
Woman with Dog
Philippe de Broca
Philippe de Broca
Man in Funfair
François Truffaut
François Truffaut
Man in Funfair
Jacques Demy
Jacques Demy
Policeman
Bouchon
Bouchon

Crews

François Truffaut
François Truffaut
Director
François Truffaut
François Truffaut
Producer
Henri Decaë
Henri Decaë
Director of Photography
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte
Editor
Jean Constantin
Jean Constantin
Original Music Composer
François Truffaut
François Truffaut
Screenplay
François Truffaut
François Truffaut
Adaptation
Marcel Moussy
Marcel Moussy
Adaptation
Marcel Moussy
Marcel Moussy
Dialogue
Bernard Evein
Bernard Evein
Set Decoration
Georges Charlot
Georges Charlot
Production Manager
Robert Lachenay
Robert Lachenay
Assistant Unit Manager
Jean Lavie
Jean Lavie
Unit Manager
Robert Bober
Robert Bober
Second Assistant Director
Philippe de Broca
Philippe de Broca
Assistant Director
Francis Cognany
Francis Cognany
Second Assistant Director
Alain Jeannel
Alain Jeannel
Second Assistant Director
Raymond Lemoigne
Raymond Lemoigne
Property Master
Jean Labussière
Jean Labussière
Sound Assistant
Jean-Claude Marchetti
Jean-Claude Marchetti
Sound
André Dino
André Dino
Still Photographer
Alain Levent
Alain Levent
Assistant Camera
Jean Rabier
Jean Rabier
Camera Operator
Michèle de Possel
Michèle de Possel
Assistant Editor
Cécile Decugis
Cécile Decugis
Assistant Editor
Jacqueline Parey
Jacqueline Parey
Script Supervisor
Luce Deuss
Luce Deuss
Production Secretary
Roland Nonin
Roland Nonin
Administration
Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy
Thanks
Fernand Deligny
Fernand Deligny
Thanks
Alex Joffé
Alex Joffé
Thanks
Jacques Josse
Jacques Josse
Thanks
Suzanne Lipinska
Suzanne Lipinska
Thanks
Claire Mafféi
Claire Mafféi
Thanks
Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
Thanks
Claude Vermorel
Claude Vermorel
Thanks
Claude Véga
Claude Véga
Thanks
Annette Wademant
Annette Wademant
Thanks

Trailers and other movies

Jean-Pierre Léaud at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival for 400 Blows
Robert Weide on THE 400 BLOWS
New trailer for The 400 Blows - in cinemas from 7 January 2022 | BFI

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