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French New Wave Film Guide
The 400 Blows
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  • Alain Jessua, director of some of the most thought-provoking French films of the 1960s and 70s, has died at the age of 85..


    Here you can read our 2014 interview with the director in which he talks about his extraordinary life in the cinema.

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