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The 400 Blows

Spine #5
Out-of-print



Release:
Mar 24, 2009
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The 400 Blows

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Other Versions:

1998 Edition

Re-release

Box Set Release

Dual-Format Edition


Directed By: François Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay
Licensor: MK2

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Francois Truffaut's first and most personal feature film, told from the perspective of the director's lifelong cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel. Sensitively recreating the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, The 400 Blows unsentimentally portrays aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. Available after a long absence as a single-disc release.

Supplements
  • Two audio commentaries: one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by lifelong friend of Truffaut, Robert Lachenay
  • Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay and Richard Kanayan
  • Newsreel footage of Léaud in Cannes for the showing of The 400 Blows
  • Excerpt from a French TV program with Truffaut discussing his youth, critical writings, and the origins of Antoine Doinel
  • Television interview with Truffaut about the global financial reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical impression of the film
  • Theatrical trailer

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