Les quatre cents coups (1959)


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Even though it is a very accessible French New Wave film (admittedly there are quite a few that I either gave up watching or never got around to finishing), I don’t quite get why Les quatre cents coups is considered one of the best French films ever made. I do feel for Antoine who appeared to have been caught in a series of unfortunate events that spun wildly out of his control so my interest is now piqued to catch the other films in François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series. As usual, it’s been fascinating trying to recognize the Paris locations — I’d managed to identify Palais de Tokyo, Place de Clichy (Wepler !!), Montmarte and Pigalle. See here for a very detailed roundup of all the Paris locations in the film.

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