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Bed & Board (1970)
"Domicile conjugal" (original title)

GP  -  Comedy | Drama  -  9 September 1970 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Claude Jade ...
Hiroko Berghauer ...
Kyoko (as Mademoiselle Hiroko)
Barbara Laage ...
Monique, la secrétaire
Danièle Girard ...
Ginette, la serveuse
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Claire Duhamel ...
Daniel Boulanger ...
Le voisin ténor
Silvana Blasi ...
Silvana, la femme du ténor
Pierre Maguelon ...
L'ami de Césarin
Jacques Jouanneau ...
Césarin
Claude Véga ...
Le pseudo étrangleur
Jacques Rispal ...
Monsieur Desbois
Jacques Robiolles ...
Jacques
Pierre Fabre ...
L'employé de bureau ricaneur
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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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When Claude Véga appears, he impersonates Delphine Seyrig and quotes a line from Last Year at Marienbad (1961). He also quotes from a line that Delphine Seyrig spoke in the previous Antoine Doinel film, Stolen Kisses (1968). See more »

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Christine Doinel: I don't like this business of writing about your childhood, dragging your parents through the mud. I don't know much, but one thing I do know - if you use art to settle accounts, it's no longer art.
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Scenes from a Marriage by Truffault
25 July 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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.

"Domicile Conjugal" is a delightful and very funny "Scenes from a Marriage" by Truffault. His ambiguous alter-ego Antoine Doinel is responsible for hilarious scenes: the dialog in English with his future boss while looking for a job; charging the mother of a student of violin; the surrealistic dialogs with the guy that borrows money from him; his unusual work of maneuvering model boats. The chemistry of Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claude Jade is also amazing, with many wonderful dialogs and beautiful scenes. I particularly like their kiss in the wine cellar, which repeats "Baisers Volés", but with Christine having the attitude this time; or when he calls her "my little mother, my little sister, my little daughter" in the cab, and she replies that she would like to be his wife; or their dialog when she is wearing glasses on the bed or when he calls her in the restaurant. "Domicile Conjugal" is a simple but lovely movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Domicílio Conjugal" ("Conjugal Domicile")

Note: On 14 June 2009. I saw this movie again on DVD.


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