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Bed and Board (1970)



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The Antoine Doinel cycle continues with Bed and Board, more closely related to Stolen Kisses than either film is to any other in the series. Antoine and Christine are happily married now, but Antoine is still, in many ways, an impulsive youth who isn't ready for the responsibility. As in the other Doinel films, director Francois Truffaut finds joy in the nuances of human nature, even when life ultimately takes lonely, tragic turns. The ending is beautifully poetic, somehow cynical and optimistic about human relationships at the same time.

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