The Adventures of Antoine Doinel
Starting with “one of the greatest films about childhood, from anywhere, ever” (Anthony Quinn, The Independent), which kicked off the French New Wave, Francois Truffaut delivers an indisputable landmark of cinema history – five films, four features and one short, which follow the life of one charming, compelling and unforgettable character.
Before anyone else, Truffaut allowed audiences to dip into one character’s life progressively over 20 years, witnessing him growing up from a child struggling with school and the law to an adult, struggling with love and divorce.
A very special and unique collection, The Adventures of Antoine Doinel will invoke joy, humour, nostalgia and happiness time and time again as your investment in Antoine and his story progressively proliferates with each gloriously captured scene.

5 x DVD | NTSC | 412 minutes | 24.9 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Francois Truffaut
Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Marie-France Pisier, Delphine Seyrig
Country: France

• Audio commentary on The 400 Blows by film scholar Brian Stonehill
• Audio commentary on The 400 Blows by Truffaut's lifelong friend Robert Lachenay
• Les Mistons (1957), Truffaut's 18-minute short
• Audio commentary for Les Mistons by then assistant director and future writing collaborator Claude de Givray
• Introduction to Les Mistons by Truffaut historian Serge Toubiana
• Rare audition footage of cast members from The 400 Blows
• Newsreel footage of Jean-Pierre Leaud at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959
• Portrait de Truffaut (1961), a 25-minute documentary about Truffaut
• Introduction to Stolen Kisses by film historian Serge Toubiana
• Archival newsreel footage of the "Langlois Affair"
• Newsreel footage of Truffaut's impassioned rally to shut down the 1968 Cannes Film Festival in support of striking students and workers
• Promotional spot featuring Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut appealing for public support of Henri Langlois
• Rare footage of Truffaut and co-writer Bernard Revon discussing their notes
• Interview footage of Truffaut speaking about Antoine Doinel and the decision to continue the Doinel series with Stolen Kisses
• Interview footage of Truffaut discussing the entire Doinel cycle
• Excerpt from a 1979 TV show featuring Truffaut
• Theatrical trailers for The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run

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