BED AND BOARD

A film by François Truffaut

Cast : Daniel Ceccaldi, Claude Jade, Jean-Pierre Léaud

1970 / comedy / France / original title : DOMICILE CONJUGAL / 100’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / French catalog

We find Antoine Doinel trying to settle down into adult life with mixed results. He is temporarily working in a little-known profession, dying flowers… He has married Christine, the young violinist that he was courting in ‘Baisers volés’ and who gives violin lessons to earn them some extra money. Soon, Antoine happens upon a new job in a major firm, and Christine gives birth. Unfortunately, Antoine falls in love with a young Japanese girl. All he dreams about now is Kyoko. Antoine walks out. Christine considers going home to her mother. Will the Doinel couple break up? Will Christine manage to bring Antoine back home?