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The 400 Blows ()

Les quatre cents coups (original title)
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A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

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Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier ...
Gilberte Doinel - la mère d'Antoine
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Julien Doinel
Guy Decomble ...
'Petite Feuille', the French teacher
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Mr. Bigey
Patrick Auffay ...
René
Daniel Couturier ...
Betrand Mauricet
François Nocher ...
Un enfant / Child
Richard Kanayan ...
Un enfant / Child
Renaud Fontanarosa ...
Un enfant / Child
Michel Girard ...
Un enfant / Child
Serge Moati ...
Un enfant / Child (as Henry Moati)
Bernard Abbou ...
Un enfant / Child
Jean-François Bergouignan ...
Un enfant / Child
Michel Lesignor ...
Un enfant / Child
Luc Andrieux ...
Le professeur de gym
Robert Beauvais ...
Director of the school
Bouchon
Christian Brocard
Yvonne Claudie ...
Mme Bigey
Marius Laurey ...
L'inspecteur Cabanel
Claude Mansard ...
Examining Magistrate
Jacques Monod ...
Commissioner
Pierre Repp ...
The English Teacher
Henri Virlojeux ...
Night watchman (as Henri Virlogeux)
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Man in Street
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Woman with Dog (as Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau)
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Man in Funfair (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Jean Douchet ...
The Lover (uncredited)
Marianne Girard ...
(uncredited)
Simone Jolivet ...
(uncredited)
Laure Paillette ...
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Man in Funfair (uncredited)

Directed by

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François Truffaut

Written by

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François Truffaut ... (scenario)
 
Marcel Moussy ... (adaptation) (as M. Moussy) &
François Truffaut ... (adaptation) (as F. Truffaut)
 
Marcel Moussy ... (dialogue)

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François Truffaut ... producer (uncredited)

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Jean Constantin

Cinematography by

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Henri Decaë

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Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

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Michèle de Possel ... assistant editor
Cécile Decugis ... assistant editor

Set Decoration by

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Bernard Evein

Production Management

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Georges Charlot ... production manager
Robert Lachenay ... assistant unit manager
Jean Lavie ... unit manager

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Robert Bober ... second assistant director
Philippe de Broca ... assistant director
Francis Cognany ... second assistant director
Alain Jeannel ... second assistant director

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Raymond Lemoigne ... property master (as Raymond Le Moigne)

Sound Department

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Jean Labussière ... sound assistant
Jean-Claude Marchetti ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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André Dino ... still photographer
Alain Levent ... assistant camera
Jean Rabier ... camera operator

Other crew

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Luce Deuss ... production secretary
Roland Nonin ... production administrator
Jacqueline Parey ... script girl

Thanks

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André Bazin ... dedicatee
Jean-Claude Brialy ... thanks
Fernand Deligny ... thanks
Alex Joffé ... thanks
Jacques Josse ... thanks
Suzanne Lipinska ... thanks
Claire Mafféi ... thanks
Jeanne Moreau ... thanks (as Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau)
Claude Vermorel ... thanks
Claude Véga ... thanks
Annette Wademant ... thanks
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Plot Summary

Seemingly in constant trouble at school, 14-year-old Antoine Doinel returns at the end of every day to a drab, unhappy home life. His parents have little money and he sleeps on a couch that's been pushed into the kitchen. His parents bicker constantly and he knows his mother is having an affair. He decides to skip school and begins a downward spiral of lies and theft. His parents are at their wits' end, and after he's stopped by the police, they decide the best thing 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 garykmcd

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Also Known As
  • Les 400 coups (France)
  • The 400 Blows (United States)
  • The 400 Blows (World-wide, English title)
  • The 400 Blows (Canada, English title)
  • The Four Hundred Blows (United States)
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  • 99 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,031,132

Did You Know?

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Trivia All the young actors who unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Antoine were used in the classroom scenes. See more »
Goofs In the end of the movie, right as Antoine reaches the water's edge, the shadows of the crew can be seen on the sand. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une vague nouvelle (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Les quatre cents coup See more »
Quotes Antoine Doinel: I need some money for lunch, dad. Only 1,000 francs.
Julien Doinel: Therefore you hope for 500. Therefore you need 300. Here's 100.
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