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Les quatre cents coups

The 400 blows
(DVD - 2003 - French)
Les quatre cents coups


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The semi-autobiographical story of fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinel, portraying his aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. Also includes the short film, Antoine and Colette, which originally appeared as part of the film L'amour à vingt ans, picking up Antoine's story a few years later, when he is living on his own and pursuing his first love affair, initiating a lifelong career of quixotic dreams and amorous restlessness.
Title: Les quatre cents coups
The 400 blows
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] :, Criterion Collection,, c2003.
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features include: new digital transfers of both films; two audio commentaries on The 400 blows: one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by Truffaut's lifelong friend, Robert Lachenay; rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan; newsreel footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud in Cannes for the showing of The 400 blows; excerpt from a French TV program with Truffaut discussing his youth, critical writings, and the origins of Antoine Doinel in The 400 blows and Antoine and Colette; television interview with Truffaut about the global financial reception of The 400 blows and his own critical impression of the film; theatrical trailer for The 400 blows; new and improved English subtitle translations.
Disc contains two movies: The 400 blows (ca. 99 min.) and the short film Antoine and Colette (ca. 30 min.).
Originally part of a 5-disc set: The adventures of Antoine Doinel.
Les quatre cents coups originally released as a motion picture in 1959; Antoine and Colette originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Summary: The semi-autobiographical story of fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinel, portraying his aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. Also includes the short film, Antoine and Colette, which originally appeared as part of the film L'amour à vingt ans, picking up Antoine's story a few years later, when he is living on his own and pursuing his first love affair, initiating a lifelong career of quixotic dreams and amorous restlessness.
Awards & Distinctions: Cannes Film Festival, 1959: Best Director
ISBN: 9781559409339
1559409339
9781559409346
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