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The 400 Blows
François Truffaut, 1959, 99 min
French with English subtitles  

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.

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The 400 Blows Saturday 01.10.22 6:20 pm Book
The 400 Blows Sunday 09.10.22 8:15 pm Book