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?
The title of the film comes from the French idiom "faire les quatre cents coups", meaning "to raise hell". See more
When carrying the typewriter, Antoine's hair is mussed, but it is in place when he puts on his hat. See more
Doinel, bring me that. Indeed! Go to the corner!
Referenced in Bébé's Kids
Composed by Jean Constantin See more