Seemingly in constant trouble at school, 14 year-old Antoine Doinel returns at the end of every day to a drab and unhappy home life. His parents have little money and he sleeps on a couch that's been pushed into the kitchen. He knows his mother is having an affair and his parents bicker constantly. He decides to skip school and begins a downward spiral of lies and later stealing. His parents are at their wits end and after he's stopped by the police, they decide the best thing to do would be to let Antoine face the consequences. He's sent to a juvenile detention facility where he doesn't do much better. He does manage to escape however......... Written by
Angel faces hell-bent for violence.
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Did You Know?
When Antoine and Rene are suspended from school, they go gallivanting around the town. At one point they pass a wall of posters and flyers, and they pull off a picture of a woman. The woman is Harriet Andersson
in a shot from Ingmar Bergman
's Summer with Monika
(1953), also about two young lovers who ran away from home to "live their own life." See more
When Antoine is looking in the mirror, and his father is behind him, the camera is reflected in the mirror. See more
Doinel, bring me that. Indeed! Go to the corner!
Referenced in Thirteen
Written by Jean Constantin See more