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FILM RETROSPECTIVES

A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

Les Diaboliques (1955) directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

This adaptation of Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac's novel is a darkly potent thriller full of suspense and twists which proved to be a major inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock.

Véra Clouzot in Les Diaboliques

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The 400 Blows (1959) directed by François Truffaut

The French Nouvelle Vague director's debut is an exhilarating portrait of misunderstood youth, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as main protagonist Antoine Doinel.

Protagonist Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) in The 400 Blows

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