Add to basket 400 BLOWS, THE


A coming-of-age tale to rival the very best, trailblazing auteur Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows not only launched the Nouvelle Vogue, but paved the way for some of cinema's most important and influential directors.

Lifted from Trufautt's own life experiences, as told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Antoine Doinel (Jean-Piere Léaud), The 400 Blows details the youngster's troubles at home and at school. Ignored and neglected by his parents, his relationship with his mother is further strained when he discovers that she has taken a secret lover. Added to this, his school teachers have written him off as a troublemaker and, with luck seemingly never on his side, it is Antoine who ends up getting the blame for bad behaviour. Finding refuge only in his love of cinema, Antoine soon finds it necessary to break free, and discover what the world can offer outside of the confines of his everyday life.

Extra Features

  •  Les Mistons - François Truffaut's 1957 Short Film Original Theatrical Trailer


  • Jean-Pierre Leaud


  • Francois Truffaut

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  • Running time 99 min
  • Region AUS, NZ, Assoc Isl.
  • Format 720p
  • Color Black & White
  • Language French
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2173
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles English (Burnt In)
  • PG