Bed and Board Bed and Board
  • France
  • 1970
  • 97 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #187

The fourth installment in François Truffaut’s chronicle of the ardent, anachronistic Antoine Doinel, Bed and Board plunges his hapless creation once again into crisis. Expecting his first child and still struggling to find steady employment, Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) involves himself in a relationship with a beautiful Japanese woman that threatens to destroy his marriage. Lightly comic, with a touch of the burlesque, Bed and Board is a bittersweet look at the travails of young married life and the fine line between adolescence and adulthood.

Cast

Antoine DoinelJean-Pierre Léaud
Christine DoinelClaude Jade
KyokoMadamoiselle Hiroko
MoniqueBarbara Laage
GinetteDanièle Girard
Madame Darbon Claire Duhamel
Monsieur DarbonDaniel Ceccaldi
The tenorDaniel Boulanger
The tenor's wifeSilvana Blasi

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Rare behind-the-scenes footage with Truffaut at work on the Bed and Board set, and being interviewed along with actress Claude Jade
  • Excerpt from the 1970 TV program Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans dix films, in which Truffaut and co-writer Bernard Revon reveal their methods for generating scripts and developing ideas
  • Rare television interview with Jean-Pierre Léaud discussing his feelings about Truffaut and Antoine Doinel, and his thoughts about “ending” the series
  • Excerpt from the 1972 documentary Approches du cinéma: François Truffaut ou la nouvelle vague, in which Truffaut addresses the complexities of Antoine Doinel
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Film Essays

Bed and Board

By Noah BaumbachApril 28, 2003

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Film Essays

Bed and Board

By Noah BaumbachApril 28, 2003

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