Thursday, May 19, 2011

The 400 Blows (1959)

A kid steals a typewriter and walks around Paris in black and white. I think he lives in a small apartment with his mom and her boyfriend (or some kind of "nontraditional" family arrangement that isn't entirely comfortable for him) and he plays hooky and gets in trouble in school. Or maybe he gets in trouble for the typewriter thing? Anyway, they send him to, like, a juvenile-delinquent camp, and he gets interviewed. This movie is about alienation and/or the filmmaker's childhood—and probably Algeria, too, somehow (knowing France).

Fighting off gremlins like Corey Feldman.

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