Bed and Board (1970 film)

Bed and Board (French: Domicile conjugal) is a 1970 French comedy-drama film directed by François Truffaut, and starring Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claude Jade. It is the fourth in Truffaut's series of five films about Antoine Doinel, and directly follows Stolen Kisses, depicting the married life of Antoine (Léaud) and Christine (Jade). Love on the Run finished the story in 1979.

Bed and Board
original film poster
Directed byFrançois Truffaut
Produced byFrançois Truffaut
Marcel Berbert
Written byFrançois Truffaut
Claude de Givray
Bernard Revon
StarringJean-Pierre Léaud
Claude Jade
Hiroko Berghauer
Daniel Ceccaldi
Claire Duhamel
Music byAntoine Duhamel
CinematographyNestor Almendros
Edited byAgnés Guillemot
Les Films du Carrosse
Valoria Films
Fida Cinematografica
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 9 September 1970 (1970-09-09)
Running time
100 minutes
Box office1,010,797 admissions (France)[1]


"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."


Awards and nominations

Year Award ceremony Category Nominee Result
1972 NBR Awards Top Foreign Language Films Bed and Board Won


  1. Box Office information for Francois Truffaut films at Box Office Story
  2. Allen, Don. Finally Truffaut. New York: Beaufort Books. 1985. ISBN 978-0-8253-0335-7. pp. 231-232.
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