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This is a harrowing tale about troubled youth and is a good example of what some kids do to get attention. The last scene, in which he escapes from his boy's school and runs away to the beaches of Normandy, shows a close-up of the boy, showing the bruises he's suffered at society's hands. Though I must admit, I don't usually like French cinema, Truffaut paints an interesting portrait of youth and it's troubles. Leaud is no less than fantastic as the young boy, telling what he thinks of his life and the world in general. Truffaut's direction is quite good, and he keeps the film interesting, despite a slow pace. A excellent film, The Four Hundred Blows presents something that everyone can relate too, be they French, English, African or what-have-you. Troubled youth.