The story revolves around Antoine Doinel, an adolescent in Paris, who is thought by his parents and teachers to be a trouble maker.
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Through a series of poor choices made by Antoine and a series of reactions from adults, Antoine is put in a detention center. Eventually Antoine escapes the detention center. The film ends on the famous freeze-frame where Antoine is on the beach, looking out onto the sea, where he needs to go to escape. He has never seen the sea.
Antoine Doinel Jean-Pierre Léaud[?]