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Les Quatre Cents Coups [videorecording]: The 400 Blows

scénario de François Truffaut ; adaptation de M. Moussy et F. Truffaut ; dialogues de Marcel Moussy ; mise in scène de François Truffaut ; une co-production S.E.D.I.F., Les Films du carrosse
Format
Video; DVD
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 anthology 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.
Performers
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay.
Release Date
1959
Run Time
99 min.
Language
In French with optional English subtitles
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Les quatre cents coups originally released as a motion picture in 1959; Antoine and Colette originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
  • Videodisc release of 1959 and 1962 productions.
  • Letterboxed.
  • Part of a 5 disc set: The adventures of Antoine Doinel.
  • Special features: New digital transfer; new subtitle translation; two audio commentaries; audition footage; newsreel footage of the movie showing at the Cannes Film Festival; excerpt from a French TV program with Truffaut; theatrical trailer.
Variant Title
400 blows
400 coups
Title on container: François Truffaut's The 400 blows with Antoine and Colette
Title on set box: Adventures of Antoine Doinel
Related Title
Antoine and Colette.
Awards Note
Cannes Film Festival, 1959: Best Director.
Series
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
Criterion collection ; 5
Criterion collection 5
ISBN
1559409347, 1559409339 (set)
Credits
Cinematography, Henri Decaë; editor, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte; music, Jean Constantin.
Published
[New York, NY?] : Criterion Collection, c2003.
Publisher no.
  • CC1586D Criterion Collection
  • CC1585D Criterion Collection (set)
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital mono.; widescreen presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs (aspect ratio 2:35:1).
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