A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries (disastrously) to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He inhabits a Paris of dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, and workaday streets, a city that seems big and full of possibilities only to a child's eye. 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 The Fluffer
Composed by Jean Constantin See more