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The 400 Blows

Street Date:
January 10th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1959
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Criterion Collection
Length:
0 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama, Foreign

Starring:

Jean-PIerre Leaud, Henri Decae

Director:

Francois Truffaut

Plot Synopsis:

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult 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.

Technology specifications:

• Two audio commentaries: one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by François Truffaut’s lifelong friend Robert Lachenay
• Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan
• Newsreel footage of Léaud in Cannes
• Excerpt from a TV program in which Truffaut discusses his youth, his critical writings, and the origins of Antoine • TV interview with Truffaut about the global reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical impression of the film
• Theatrical trailer
• Essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf

Exclusive HD Content

None

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray
  • BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • TBA

Audio Formats

  • French PCM 1.0 Mono

Subtitles/Captions

  • English Subtitles

Supplements

  • Audio Commentaries
  • Interviews
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Essay

Exclusive HD Content

  • None