The 400 Blows (1959)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB

Original title:  Les Quatres Cents Coups

France, 1959.  Les Films du Carrosse, Sédif Productions. Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Adaptation by Francois Truffaut, , dialogue by Marcel Moussy.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1959.  Cannes Film Festival 1959.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  

Classic coming-of-age masterpiece about a young boy () growing up in Paris with a negligent mother and an assortment of charismatic friends.  He enjoys moments of childish fun but also gets himself into serious trouble at equal turns, suffering his disadvantages as long as he can before finally running away from it all.  This beautiful and sensitively directed milestone was followed by sequels in which Leaud continued his intelligent and intuitive characterization.

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