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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows(1959)

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  • When Antoine and Rene are suspended from school, they go gallivanting around the town. At one point they pass a wall of posters and flyers, and they pull off a picture of a woman. The woman is Harriet Andersson in a shot from Ingmar Bergman's Sommaren med Monika (1953), also about two young lovers who ran away from home to "live their own life."
  • The title of the film comes from the French idiom "faire les quatre cents coups", meaning "to raise hell".
  • is seen smoking a cigarette, after Antoine has had the ordeal of an attraction at a fun fair.

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