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Les Mistons

Les Mistons

A Short film by François Truffaut

Produced by Les films du Carrosse

Production year : 1957

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Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Les films du Carrosse

Film exports/foreign sales :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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The story takes place in provincial France, where a group of young boys ("mistons" roughly translates "brats") are infatuated with a beautiful young woman. Jealous of her passionate affair, they conspire to make mischief for the woman and her boyfriend.


Truffaut's technique celebrates the small things in life, something that soon characterized the whole French New Wave, and was very influential with later French film directors such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie).

The film was shot on location in the town of Nîmes, in the south of France, notably in and around the town's Roman arena.

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Full credits (7)

Assistant Director :

Claude de Givray

Director of Photography :

Jean Malige

Editor :

Cécile Decugis

Narrator :

Michel François

Producer :

Robert Lachenay

Production Manager :

Robert Lachenay

Music Composer :

Maurice Le Roux

Technical details

Short film

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Adolescence, Countryside

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

23 min

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Production formats :

16mm - 35mm

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Black & White

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