Perspectives on La Nouvelle Vague Films The film Les Quatre Cents Coups was a vivid example from the sub-genre of French filmmaking known as La Nouvelle Vague. One of the critical reasons why the film could classified as being part of the La Nouvelle Vague sub-genre is based in the simplicity of the plot. The protagonist Antoine Doinel fit the perfect mold of being a character that epitomized the rebellious youth who rejected the fundamentals of mundane existence. An example of the verve of Doinel was elucidated in his writing a poem about his much disliked teacher “Sourpuss.” Many of the students in the class were on his side in that the teacher was universally reviled. The act of writing the poem about the teacher, while Doinel himself...The end:
.....lly accepts the vulnerability of his existence. The film ended beautifully with Doinel staring into the camera in a forlorn fashion. Les Quatre Cents Coups delivered a strong offering to those seeking the scathing, critique of classical filmmaking and society in general. The approach was undoubted influenced by Neorealism theory. Doinel was the French counterpart to the Italian proletariat, yet he took a decidedly unique incarnation as a young man caught in the middle of an adult world full of deception. The life of Doinel was a critique itself on the vagaries of French social frameworks. Works Cited Les Quatre Cents Coups. Dir. François Truffaut. Perf. Jean- Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, and Guy Decomble. Concinor, 1959. Film.