The 400 Blows
Criterion/Voyager (1959)
Crime, Drama
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   8.2
99 mins France / French
Blu-ray Disc  Region 1, Region A   NR (Not Rated)
Jean-Pierre Léaud Antoine Doinel
Claire Maurier Gilberte Doinel
Albert Rémy Julien Doinel
Guy Decomble the French teacher
Georges Flamant Mr. Bigey
Patrick Auffay René
Daniel Couturier Les enfants
François Nocher Les enfants
Richard Kanayan Les enfants
Renaud Fontanarosa Les enfants
Michel Girard Les enfants
Henry Moati Les enfants
Bernard Abbou Les enfants
Jean-François Bergouignan Les enfants
Michel Lesignor Les enfants
François Truffaut
Producer François Truffaut
Writer Marcel Moussy
François Truffaut
Cinematography Henri Decaë
Musician Jean Constantin

Intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent who left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.
Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Distributor Criterion
Release Date 3/24/2009
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks SUB [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Two audio commentaries: one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by François Truffaut’s lifelong friend Robert Lachenay. Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan. Newsreel footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud in Cannes for the showing of The 400 Blows Excerpt from a French TV program with Truffaut discussing his youth, critical writings, and the origins of Antoine Doinel in The 400 Blows and Antoine and Colette. Television interview with Truffaut about the global reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical impression of the film. 8-page leaflet with essay by Annette Insdorf.