Video/Film , DVD in French

Les quatre cents coups

scénario de François Truffaut ; adaptation de M. Moussy et F. Truffaut ; dialogues de Marcel Moussy ; mise in scène de François Truffaut ; une co-production S.E.D.I.F., Les Films du carrosse.
  • Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [©2006]
  • Widescreen presentation (2.35:1).
  • 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet.
  • DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital mono.
Also known as
  • Title on container: François Truffaut's The 400 blows
  • Title on disc label: 400 blows
  • Four hundred blows
  • 400 coups
  • Director of photography, Henri Decaë ; editors, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Cécile Decugis, Michèle de Possel ; music, Jean Constantin ; producer, Georges Charlot.
  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay.
  • Fiction films.
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films France.
  • Foreign language films French.
  • DVD-Video discs.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Feature films France.
  • Foreign films France.
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.) .) France.
  • Thrillers Feature.
  • Crime Feature.
  • Suspense films.
  • Thirteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intensely imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen.
  • Partial contents only.
  • Special features include: commentaries by cinema preofessor Bian Stonehill and another by Francois Truffaut's lifelong friend Robert Lachenay; audition footage of Jean-Pierre Leaud, Patrick Auffay and Richard Kanayan; newsreel footage of Leaud in Cannes; Excerpt from a French TV program with Truffaut discussing his youth, critical writings, and the origins of Antoine Doinel; a television interview with Truffaut; Theatrical trailer.
Other information
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
  • Also issued in dual-format edition with blu-ray disc.
  • "Enhanced for widescreen tvs"--Container.
  • Container insert includes an essay "Close to home" by film scholar Annette Insdorf.
  • Special features: optional audio commentary by cinema professor Brian Stonehill; optional audio commentary by Robert Lachenay; "Auditions" featuring screen tests of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan (7 min.); "Cannes 1959" newsreel interview footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud at Cannes (6 min.); "Cinéastes de notre temps" television program excerpt featuring interviews with Truffaut and friends (23 min.); "Cinépanorama" television excerpt interview of Truffaut (7 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.).
  • "Janus Films"--Container.
  • Not rated.
  • Language: In French with optional English subtitles.
  • Awards: Cannes Film Festival, 1959: OCIC Award; Best director.
Publisher's number
  • CC1625D The Criterion Collection
  • 1559409738
  • 9781559409735
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515114318
  • UPC: 715515017527
  • OCLC: 66903071
  • OCLC: 66903071