About

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

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Directed by

François Truffaut

Written by

François Truffaut (Writer)
Marcel Moussy (Writer)

Runtime

99 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

Angel faces hell-bent for violence.

Cast

Keywords

paris france delinquent fondling nouvelle vague semi autobiographical skipping school mugshot strict teacher montmartre paris fingerprint

Photos

Lists

#205 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#25 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#41 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#29 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen François Truffaut Marcel Moussy