Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The 400 Blows

Top 10 French Movies

Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows by Francois Truffaut

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups); 1959

François Truffaut's film is the story of Antoine Doinel, a teenager whose antics result in constant conflict and collision with teachers and parental figures alike and culminate in a final escape that liberates him from these oppressive figures. In addition to being a character study, the film seeks to expose the unjust treatment of juvenile offenders in France at the time. The art house favorite is one of the defining films of the French New Wave movement.

 


Intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

< Previous | Next >




PSG121211
USG121514

Look back at some of the best films of 2015 in preparation for awards season with GAYOT's Top 10 picks. Who will take home the Oscar?

Escape to one of GAYOT's favorite yoga retreats worldwide, spanning from ashrams in New Zealand to the exclusive Relais & Châteaux group in India.