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Bed & Board (1970)

Domicile conjugal (original title)
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Antoine Doinel works dying flowers in the courtyard outside his apartment. He is married to Christine, who is pregnant. He has an affair with a Japanese woman, jeopardising his marriage.

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

François Truffaut (scenario and dialogue), Claude de Givray (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Antoine Doinel
Claude Jade ... Christine Darbon Doinel
Hiroko Berghauer Hiroko Berghauer ... Kyoko (as Mademoiselle Hiroko)
Barbara Laage ... Monique, la secrétaire
Danièle Girard Danièle Girard ... Ginette, la serveuse
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Lucien Darbon
Claire Duhamel Claire Duhamel ... Madame Darbon
Daniel Boulanger Daniel Boulanger ... Le voisin ténor
Silvana Blasi Silvana Blasi ... Silvana, la femme du ténor
Pierre Maguelon ... L'ami de Césarin
Jacques Jouanneau Jacques Jouanneau ... Césarin
Claude Véga Claude Véga ... Le pseudo étrangleur
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Monsieur Desbois
Jacques Robiolles Jacques Robiolles ... Jacques
Pierre Fabre Pierre Fabre ... L'employé de bureau ricaneur
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Storyline

Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers, and Christine is pregnant and gives private classes of violin. When Christine is near to have a baby, Antoine decides to find a new job, and he succeeds due to a misunderstanding of his employer. In a business meeting, he meets the Japanese Kyoko (Mademoiselle Hiroko) and they have an affair. When Christine accidentally discovers that Antoine has a lover, they separate. But later they miss each other and realize that they do love each other. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

First Truffaut gave us "The 400 Blows." Then "Stolen Kisses"...and now Bed and Board

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 September 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bed & Board See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,206, 25 April 1999

Gross USA:

$509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$509
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #187. See more »

Quotes

Christine Doinel: Oh, my poor breasts. If I have a child, I won't breast-feed him.
Antoine Doinel: Well, don't look at me. He'll have to fend for himself.
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Featured in Love on the Run (1979) See more »

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Eye Shadow
26 April 2006 | by RARubinSee all my reviews

No #4 in the Antoine series, five films beginning with 400 Blows, Antoine, the dreamer, has got himself a fine young wife, his opposite really, prim and well mannered. Their romantic first year is a series of funny neighbors and comical whimsy. I learned how to die the color of flowers, more interesting than one would think. I learned about hurrying a wife along by throwing her coat and bag down a stairway. I learned that relationships go wrong when one gives in to lust. Hey, I knew that.

Jean-Pierre Leaud has a physical resemblance to Truffaut. These episodic films, the ones in color that I have seen remind one of a HBO mini-series. His autobiographical Doinel is from a broken family. In the 400 blows, a masterpiece really of the New French Cinema in the late 50's, we see the lonely kid grasping for understanding. In subsequent films, we see the young adult Doinel grasp at relationship and career. The next beautiful woman is always around the corner. In Bread and Board, the femme fatale is 70's Japanese Go Go Chick, Hiroko Berghauer. Notice the heavy eye make-up on the women that make them look like zombies.


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