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20. Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (#198)

Angel faces hell-bent for violence…

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest Phil Bagnell, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them.

This time, François Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups.

The feature-length début of François Truffaut is credited as one of the defining films of the French new wave. Young student Antoine Doinel finds himself on the cusp of his teenage years, balancing a fragile home life with the demands of his education in Paris during the late fifties.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 198th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.


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2 Responses

  1. The opening of this film is brilliant. Instead of showing opening credits like so many films do, the film shows the city constantly obscuring the sky and nature. Thus, we can immediately understand the boy’s desire to see the sea.

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