|aThe 400 blows|h[videorecording] /|cLes Films du Carrosse, S.E.D.I.F. ; producer, Georges Charlot ; adaptation by Marcel Moussy and François Truffaut ; original story by François Truffaut ; dialogue by Marcel Moussy ; directed by François Truffaut.
|aQuatre cents coups
|aTaipei :|bHui Hong,|c2013.
|a1 videodisc (100 min.) :|bsd., b&w ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 1959.
|aSpecial features: Audio commentary by cinema professor Brian Stonehill; audio commentary by François Truffaut's lifelong friend Robert Lachenay (directed by François Chalais and Jacques Planche, aired on May 2, 1959); rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan; Newsreel footage of Léaud in Cannes for the showing of The 400 blows; excerpt from a TV program in which Truffaut discusses his youth, his critical writings, and the origins of Antoine; TV interview with Truffaut about the global reception of The 400 blow and his own critical impression of the film; theatrical trailer; an essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf.
|aDirector of photography, Henri Decaë ; editors, Marie Josèphe Yoyotte, Cécile Decugis, Michèle de Possel ; music, Jean Constantin.
|aJean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay.
|aAntoine Doinel is a young Parisian boy who is neglected by his derelict parents, skips out on school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries, with disastrous results, to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. But, unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He lives in a Paris filled with dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, and workaday streets. Paris is a city that seems big and full of possibilities only when seen through the eyes of a child.