Bed & Board

Synopsis: Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers, and Christine is pregnant and gives private classes of violin. When Christine is near to have a baby, Antoine decides to find a new job, and he succeeds due to a misunderstanding of his employer. In a business meeting, he meets the Japanese Kyoko (Mademoiselle Hiroko) and they have an affair. When Christine accidentally discovers that Antoine has a lover, they separate. But later they miss each other and realize that they do love each other.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): François Truffaut
Production: Criterion Collection
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

There, Mademoiselle

No... it's Madame!

This magazine, please

That poster of Nureyev...

may I have it?

- Help yourself

- Lovely...


- How much?

- Two francs

Thank you...


No... it's Madame!

You go ahead, I'm slow

I'm late! I forgot the red

You're dyeing them red?

We did that at school:

We'd stick a flower in ink...

it'd turn black or blue

It was so messy we'd get hell!

They're turning red now

They're going to ban those products

I heard it on TV

What the hell for?

because of water pollution!

Shaving cream, too

From now on, only electric razors!

Look how red they are!

That was quick!

My immersion-heater...


There's one that stays white...

Yes... and I don't know why

How's the artist?

Damn it, Ginette!

I pay you to work for me!

Know what I did?

Bought new pajamas

But I only kept the top

What do you say to that?

Not a thing!

You want an engraved invitation?

The flowers are here...

The blue are now red!

No... vice-versa!

It's an old story. I said...

"Mme Fournier, be nice..."

"My radio doesn't bother anyone"

She says:
"So, sue me!"

After all, I pay big taxes, right?

She just makes buttonholes!

I should have sued her then...

If I had it to do over...

They turned red!

You should go into business

for yourself


Hurry up!

I'll call her... hang on!

Oh, hello... Could you tell my wife

her mother's calling?

Hello mama...

I can't hear...

The garbage cans!


I'm sure we're free

Need anything?

Right... at 8:

See you tonight

We're invited to dinner at 8:15

I'll close up right away

I'll get you yet!

Give me a hand, please

Coming, dear!

I'm coming...

I'm almost ready!

You can set your clock by him

He's an opera singer:

always exits on cue!

You're neighbors, aren't you?

Same floor, next door

He's always right on time...

and always mad at his wife!

She's like your flowers...

A little red here,

a little blue there...

Look over there!

Christine, would you get the wine?

The personnel wanted to work!

Antoine, come help me

Go ahead...

That bottle, please

The Senator had a Mercedes...

a foreign car:
bad politics!

So he got a Citron

I got the Mercedes!

I can sell it



often confused with oubiglias

From my neighbor... Plates?

I thought you brought them...

for Mother's Day

Mother's Day?

I'm sorry, mama, I forgot!

Mother's Day is a Nazi invention...

Yes... during the war...

I put in aspirin

Aspirin in the water?

That's nonsense.

You should cut the stems

I do that too...

about 1/2 inch

Out of the water?

That's useless, too...

You have to cut them in the water,

so that...

no air gets in

The water goes straight up

to the flower

Your Japanese expert said that?

They know all about flowers

Floral art...

What about me?

Don't I get any soup?

I spoke to the Senator...

He might invest in your idea:

A self-service flower stand

I'm not interested anymore

I thought it over...

Too much spoilage...


Except near a cemetery;

you could sell wreaths...

I've got a new interest...

A process to obtain Absolute Red

Too bad. The Senator loves flowers


he says you'll get a phone soon

Then pupils can call me directly!

You got the message? Marianne...

She came.

Her dentist cancelled

The little virtuoso...

who plays better than you?

Don't exaggerate!

She is gifted, but...

her mother forgets to pay and...

You won't ask? I will!

You're in the courtyard

I'll grab her coming out,

and ask her!

I've got an idea!

If she forgets, let her go

Just close the door.

Then play a tune so Antoine knows!

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François Truffaut

François Roland Truffaut (French: [fʁɑ̃.swa ʁɔ.lɑ̃ tʁyfo]; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement, and was followed by four sequels, Antoine et Colette, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run between 1958 and 1979. Truffaut's 1973 film Day for Night earned him critical acclaim and several awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Film and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His other notable films include Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules et Jim (1961), The Wild Child (1970), Two English Girls (1971), and The Woman Next Door (1981). more…

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