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Truffaut, François (1932–1984) By Ionita, Maria

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1688-1
Published: 01/10/2017
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François Truffaut was a French film director, actor, and film critic, best known for being one of the founders of the French New Wave—a movement he helped usher in with his film Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows, 1959)—a realistic, compassionate tale of youthful alienation and rebellion.

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Ioniță, Maria. "Truffaut, François (1932–1984)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 24 Sep. 2021 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1688-1

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