25 best school movies ever

Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows) (1959)

François Truffaut went from film critic to iconic director with his debut feature, a semi-autobiographical account of a troubled youngster who runs wild and is sent to a reform school.

Truffaut pioneered many editing techniques and narrative tricks – like the infamous, ambiguous freeze-frame that closes the film – marking the beginning of the French New Wave cinema movement.

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