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Bed and Board

Spine #187

Apr 29, 2003

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Bed and Board

Directed By: François Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Madamoiselle Hiroko, Barbara Laage, Danièle Girard
Licensor: Fox Lorber/Wellspring

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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.

  • 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


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