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The 400 Blows with Antoine and Colette

Spine #5



Release:
Apr 29, 2003
$99.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The 400 Blows with Antoine and Colette

Other Versions:

1998 Edition

Re-release

Blu-ray

Dual-Format Edition


Directed By: François Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay, Marie-France Pisier, Rosy Varte, François Darbon, Jean-François Adam
Licensor: Fox Lorber/Wellspring

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Francois Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud), The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) sensitively recreates the trials of Truffaut's own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. The film marks Truffaut's passage from leading critic of the French New Wave to his emergence as one of Europe's most brilliant auteurs. Also included is Antoine and Colette, Truffaut's acclaimed 30-minute film from the 1962 omnibus feature L'Amour a vingt ans.

Supplements
  • Short film: "Antoine and Colette"
  • 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
  • New and improved English subtitle translations

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