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This edition: The 400 Blows

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Episode Details

First aired: July 4, 2015.

(1959/France, 99 min., b&w, drama, in French with English subtitles) Dir.: Francois Truffaut. Cast: Jean Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. The film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who is thought by his parents and teachers to be a troublemaker. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character. Distributor: Janus Films. Discussion guest: Audrey Evrard, Fordham University.

Guest List

Audrey Evrard Fordham University