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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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Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) makes a phone call at a pay phone and asks to speak to someone named Eustache. When Eustache comes to the phone, Antoine calls him Jean. Jean Eustache would direct Jean-Pierre Leaud in The Mother and the Whore (1973) the next year. See more »

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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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A one-man creation
20 January 1999 | by (Isle of Skye) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth and penultimate film in Truffaut's semi-autobiographical series about the life of Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud). The movie depicts Doinel in the early years of marriage to his childhood sweetheart Christine Darbon (Claude Jade). The picture begins showing Antoine trying to scrape a living selling dyed flowers in the busy Parisian courtyard while his wife teaches violin in the apartment above. If this film was a novel you could rip half the pages out to represent the amount of storyline in the picture. But this does not take away anything from this piece of cinematic magic. Truffauts use of the camera and soundtrack is as usual the making of the film.It is obvious that this film is a one-man creation. How many filmmakers could you say that of today? The balance of characters, incidents and minute side glance at daily living restores your faith that art and craftmanship is making a tender comment on life can make a deep one too. The couple soon become parents and Antoine lands, by pure chance, an unprestigious job in a prestigious American construction company. But Domestic bliss soon tires our hero and he is tempted to the bed of a statuesque Japenese girl. The story is told with Truffauts usual wit and charm and filled with affectionate homages to filmmakers from Jean Renoir to Jaques Tati.


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