Bed and Board (1970 film)

This article is about a French film. For lodging, see Bed and breakfast.
Bed and Board

original film poster
Directed by François Truffaut
Produced by François Truffaut
Marcel Berbert
Written by François Truffaut
Claude de Givray
Bernard Revon
Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud
Claude Jade
Hiroko Berghauer
Daniel Ceccaldi
Claire Duhamel
Music by Antoine Duhamel
Cinematography Nestor Almendros
Edited by Agnés Guillemot
Les Films du Carrosse
Valoria Films
Fida Cinematografica
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
9 September 1970 (France)
21 January 1971 (NYC, USA)
8 July 1971 (UK)
Running time
100 min
Country France
Language French
Box office 1,010,797 admissions (France)[1]

Bed and Board (French: Domicile Conjugal) is a 1970 French film directed by François Truffaut. It is the fourth in Truffaut's series of five films about Antoine Doinel, and directly follows Stolen Kisses, showing the married life of Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine (Claude Jade). The last in the series is Love on the Run.


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.



The film contains humorous references to "Last Year at Marienbad," Jacques Tati and the previous film in this series, "Stolen Kisses."


  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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