Welcome to the latest episode of THE 250!
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest Phil Bagnell, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them.
This time, François Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups.
The feature-length début of François Truffaut is credited as one of the defining films of the French new wave. Young student Antoine Doinel finds himself on the cusp of his teenage years, balancing a fragile home life with the demands of his education in Paris during the late fifties.
At time of recording, it was ranked the 198th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
- Recorded 14th January 2017.
- Les Quatre Cents Coups at The Internet Movie Database.
- The IMDB 250 as it appeared at time of recording.
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- Read Phil’s reviews at Scannain.
- François Truffaut’s last interview, as transcribed by The New Yorker, July 2010.
- Interview with Jean Pierre Leaud on the passing of François Truffaut, April 1985.
- Benjamin Mercer at The A.V. Club on Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel cycle, August 2016.