The 400 Blows Trailer & Clips


The 400 Blows (also know as Les quatre cents coups) full movie is released on Nov 16, 1959. Watch The 400 Blows online - the French Crime movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $127,244. The 400 Blows is directed by François Truffaut and created by François Truffaut with Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claire Maurier. The 400 Blows is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Seemingly in constant trouble at school, 14-year-old Antoine Doinel returns at the end of every day to a drab, unhappy home life. His parents have little money and he sleeps on a couch that's been pushed into the kitchen. His parents bicker constantly and he knows his mother is having an affair. He decides to skip school and begins a downward spiral of lies and theft. His parents are at their wits' end, and after he's stopped by the police, they decide the best thing would be to let Antoine face the consequences. He's sent to a juvenile detention facility where he doesn't do much better. He does manage to escape however.

As know as:

Les quatre cents coups, 大人は判ってくれない, 400 spratt, Os Quatrocentos Golpes, De vierhonderd slagen

Release Date:

Nov 16, 1959

Release Date (Streaming):

May 09, 2006




French, English

Stream Service:

Criterion Collection

Production Companies:

Les Films du Carrosse, Sédif Productions

Gross worldwide:



From the Vanguard of New Film-Makers Comes an Extraordinary Motion Picture, The Best Directed Picture Cannes International Film Festival 1959, Angel faces hell-bent for violence., Det franske mesterværk om de unge i lømmelalderen[Denmark]


Peter Bradshaw
A portrait of the artist as an unhappy child.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 06, 2022
Robert Daniels
[The 400 Blows'] most prevalent connection to the then burgeoning French New Wave is its message of freedom
by rottentomatoes, Mar 18, 2019
Hank Sartin
Time Out
by rottentomatoes, Nov 18, 2011

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