One of the premiere films of the French New Wave, The 400 Blows follows a Paris teenager's struggles
with family, school and society as he attempts to define his place in the world. Francois Truffaut
received the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for best
Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.
About the director Francois Truffaut.
Other background on the film.
Background on the French new wave film makers.
A selection of reviews of the film.