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

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

One of the composer portraits decorating the Doinels' front room is actually a portrait of the actor Oskar Werner dressed as Mozart for a play. Truffaut directed Werner in two films, Jules and Jim (1962) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966). See more »

Quotes

Antoine Doinel: Bored? I don't know what boredom is. I've heard people talk about it but I don't know what it is. There's always something to do: cut the pages of a book, do crossword puzzles, take notes. I wish there were 30 hours in a day cause I never get bored. I can't wait to get old so I can get by on five hours sleep. Why am I even discussing this? I'm going to the bathroom.
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References Last Year at Marienbad (1961) See more »

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Scenes from a Marriage by Truffault
25 July 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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Country:

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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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