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Bed and Board

1 rating: 4.0
1970 film directed by Francois Truffaut

The fourth film of the Antoine Doniel series.

Director: François Truffaut
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: September 9, 1970
MPAA Rating: PG
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Christine and Antoine get married in this fourth chapter of the Doniel saga.

  • Oct 26, 2009
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Christine (Claude Jade) and Antoine (Jean-Pierre Leaud) are married and living in a small apartment.
Antoine has found another job as a florist who dyes his flowers and Christine teaches children how to play the violin.  Antoine seems to be happy married to Christine but the two are still young and he still is an immature kid who struggles with growing up.  The flower dyeing job doesn't pan out and Antoine gets a job with an American firm headed by Mr. Max (Billy Kearns) who hires him when he reads someone else's recommendation letter.  With a new job and Christine's pregnancy,  the two of them are very happy.  But that doesn't last long when one day, a group of Japanese investors come by his office and Antoine falls for one of them, a woman named Kyoko (Hiroko Berghauer).  Will Antoine brush of his infatuation and realize that he's married?  How will Christine react to his new "love" and why wont Antoine grow up? 

Bed and Board is a funny installment of the Antoine Doniel saga.  Jean-Pierre Leaud continues his onscreen persona of filmmaker Francois Truffaut.  I really enjoy his acting because his character is so
human and realistic.  Claude Jade co-stars as Christine, a woman who truly loves Antoine but she can only put up with him for so long.  All she wants from him is to treat her like a wife instead of a "friend, sister and mother".  Antoine's inability to mature into an adult instead of "acting" like one is his Achilles heel as their marriage will be put to the test.  Followed by "Love on the Run".

Highly recommended.

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