Cine-real presents: The 400 Blows

99 mins
French (English subs)

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.

"A timeless coming-of-age film from François Truffaut, The 400 Blows captures the ups and downs of adolescence with an honest voice, humor, and a great deal of sympathy. The 400 Blows is a classic film through and through, and its easily among the best of its genre."

Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy
François Truffaut