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A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries (disastrously) to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He inhabits a Paris of dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, and workaday streets, a city that seems big and full of possibilities only to a child’s eye.

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Credits

DIRECTOR
François Truffaut

PRODUCER
Les Films du Carrosse, Societé d’Exploitation et de Distribution de Films (SEDIF)

CAST
Jean-Pierre Léaud

Overview

DETAILS
Drama
French
1h33.
France, 1959

DISTRIBUTOR
Janus Films

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