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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is seen riding next to Antoine in the centrifuge ride at the fair, and can then be seen smoking a cigarette just outside the ride. See more
At the end of the movie, crew footprints can be seen in the sand on the beach. See more
Doinel, bring me that. Indeed! Go to the corner!
Referenced in Cannes... les 400 coups
Composed by Jean Constantin See more