Les Quatre Cents Coups Poster

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents (Claire Maurier, Albert Remy), Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene (Patrick Auffray), trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Guy Decomble, Patrick Auffray, Georges Flamant, Yvonne Claudie, Robert Beauvais

Director: François Truffaut

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Les Films du Carrosse

Keywords: France, Father, Underdog, Mother, Son, Growing up, 1950s, Friend, School


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)